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FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant, who avoided having an MRI initially because he was fearful the results would reveal bad news about his right leg injury,?is not expected to play Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Thursday. Luiz Gustavo Jersey .Coach Jason Garrett confirmed Thursday that Bryant missed an MRI, a treatment session and two team meetings. Bryant didnt undergo the MRI until Wednesday, and he was diagnosed with a hairline fracture of his tibial plateau in his right leg near the knee, according to a source.Garrett remains hopeful that Bryant, who did not practice for the fourth straight day Friday, could still play against the 49ers on Sunday.Bryant posted a message on Twitter on Thursday, saying he understood the consequences. He also said he was day to day and got great feedback from Dr. James Andrews about his injury.Garrett said the team had indirect conversations with Bryant during his absence, but he did not elaborate how. The coach also did not answer whether Bryant would be fined, other than to say there would be repercussions and that Bryant was completely well intended in his actions.Hes a very, very passionate person. He loves football. He loves this team. Hes a driven guy and his response to this was not the right one, Garrett said. It was an understandable response given his personality and everything he puts into this.Hes an emotional person and he didnt handle it the right way. What we have to do as a team is we have to handle it the right way. We understand where he was coming from and then we address it, we solve it, we move on. Thats how we handle things here. And thats what weve done.Bryant suffered the injury Sunday when his knee and ankle got caught under Bears linebacker Christian Jones during a tackle on the second play of the game from scrimmage. He had X-rays after the game and, according to Garrett, received information that had him suspecting it was a serious injury.The frustration of possibly missing significant time for the second straight year was apparently too much.It stems from someone who is very passionate about what he does, and he did not handle this the right way, Garrett said. He expressed that to me. He expressed that to other coaches and teammates. You can understand why he did what he did, given the passion that he has for the game and for this football team and where he thought he was.Im not excusing any behavior that he has. We address it. We solve it. We move on. There are repercussions for his action, and we move forward.Bryant had surgery to repair a broken right foot after last years season opener and missed the next five games (seven total). He also had a second bone graft during the offseason to help stabilize his foot.Were hopeful by the end of the week that he can do something, Garrett said. Hes moving around better and better. But again, well take his situation day by day.If Bryant cant play Sunday, Brice Butler, who has one catch for 16 yards in three games, would move into the starting lineup. Miranda Jersey .J. -- Pitcher Carl Pavano is retiring after 14 major league seasons. Diego Alves Jersey . All of the scoring came in the final 20:04. Lucic scored on a power play at 15:46 of the third period, when he tipped a shot over Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen for a 3-1 lead. . Calgary scored on the first shift, and Michael Cammalleri scored twice as the Flames cruised to a 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday. MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings right tackle Phil Loadholt has decided to retire from the NFL after seven seasons, halting his comeback from injury because of a recent setback.The Vikings placed Loadholt on the reserve/retired list Monday, four days before the teams first practice of training camp.Loadholt, a second-round draft pick by the Vikings out of Oklahoma in 2009, missed the 2015 season because of a torn Achilles tendon on his left foot. He also missed the last five games of the 2014 season because of a torn pectoral muscle.Loadholt took a pay cut to return for the final year of his contract and went through spring workouts and minicamp without obvious problem, but he said Monday that he suffered a left leg injury in the past few weeks that steered him toward the end of his career.I just figured that my body was telling me that it was time for me to go ahead and transition out of the game, Loadholt said, adding: Basically I couldnt go into training camp with it like that.Prior to those injuries, the 6-foot-8, 345-pound Loadholt sat out only twice over the first 93 games of his career including the playoffs. He was a starter from his rookie year on. His 89 regular-season starts are ninth in Vikings history for an offensive tackle.Speaking on a conference call with reporters, Loadholt fondly recalled the 2009 season when the Vikings advanced to the NFC championship game behind quarterback Brett Favre and 2012 when Adrian Peterson came within 9 yards of breaking the leagues all-time single-season rushing record.Ill miss that crowd roar when Adrian breaks an 80-yard runn, Loadholt said, adding: When you feel him running up your back and you flatten somebody and you just see them looking at Adrians feet going down, thats always the best memories right there. Alex Sandro Jersey. ow a full-time family man and a former NFL player, Loadholt said he wasnt sure how hed spend his time, other than to begin by taking his children to Minnesota State University in Mankato to watch his friends practice and eat a few blocks away at training camp fixture Jakes Stadium Pizza. Hed like to stay involved in the sport, specifically to encourage and mentor youth learning to play.This will be the first fall in about 23 years that Im not getting ready for a season so its going to be rough, Loadholt said. I mean, its been rough the last couple years, but Im at peace with my decision and I know that Id rather be out there at 100 percent than being not healthy and ready to roll.Loadholt was facing an uphill fight to make the team, given his age, his recent health trouble and the depth chart. Newcomer Andre Smith and incumbent T.J. Clemmings will compete for the starting spot at right tackle.Vikings right guard Brandon Fusco, who lined up next to Loadholt for three seasons, declared this on Twitter a sad day in posting his well wishes for a now-former teammate.Phil is my guy. Great football player but (an) even better person. 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