Tony Romo Collapses in Shower After Game

12/29/2008 at 03:05 PM EST

Tony Romo Collapses in Shower After Game
Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo
LM Otero/AP; Dave Einsel/Getty
Moments after the Dallas Cowboys suffered a season-ending loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night, quarterback Tony Romo collapsed in the shower, creating a frantic scene in the locker room.

"Shocked" players started yelling for help and pushing back reporters after Romo suddenly fell, likely due to a rib injury incurred late in the game, reports Monday's Dallas Morning News.

A stretcher was brought in by the medical team, but Romo was helped to his feet and able to walk into the training room.

When asked about the incident later, Romo, 28, told the paper, "Um, you know, I was just a little banged up, I guess."

He added: "I've got to play better. The team's got to play better. We didn't play good this December. That's obviously the story."

Romo's girlfriend Jessica Simpson "rushed to his side as soon as she found out that Tony got hurt," according to a source close to the singer.

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