Bucs' OT Oben breaks hand; questionable for Sunday.

Updated: October 23, 2003, 7:17 PM ET

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers left tackle Roman Oben broke his right hand in practice Thursday and is questionable for this weekend's game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Oben, who started every game for the Super Bowl champions last season, was injured during a pass protection drill. His hand will be placed in a cast that shouldn't keep him from playing against the Cowboys on Sunday.

"This is a pretty common injury, and I have played with injuries in the past. ... This is an important game for our team, and I want to be in the lineup," Oben said in a statement.

If Oben doesn't start, he'll likely be replaced by Kerry Jenkins.

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