Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo planning collarbone surgery

By The Sports Xchange   |   Jan. 25, 2016 at 12:26 AM
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is planning to have offseason surgery to plate his left collarbone in an attempt to prevent future injuries.

According to ESPN sources, the Cowboys project a six- to eight-week recovery for Romo following his surgery.?

Romo has broken the left clavicle three different times over the last five years.

"I think we know which way we're siding and we've had exhaustive discussions about it," Romo said Saturday of the possibility of surgery. "Really it's just about being there for your teammates. If I play, I know what I mean to our team. I just need to do everything in my power to make sure I'm on the football field."

Romo will have a CT scan on his collarbone sometime this week. That scan is to determine whether sufficient healing has taken place to support the hardware that surgeons will attach to strengthen the left clavicle, according to ESPN.

Romo fractured his left collarbone in Week 2 on Sept. 20 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Romo missed seven games before returning Nov. 22, but he fractured the collarbone again on Thanksgiving. Romo missed 10 games in 2010 with the same injury.

The Cowboys went 4-12 this season, including 1-11 with three backup quarterbacks.

Romo, who turns 36 in April, has not played all 16 games in a season since 2012.

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