Tony Romo has back cyst surgery

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   May 21, 2013 at 7:11 PM   |   Comments

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May 21 (UPI) -- Though surgery to remove a cyst in Tony Romo's back will keep him out of organized team activities for the next three weeks, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback said the hindrance will have "no effect on training camp."

“That’s why I did it now," Romo told the Dallas Morning News of his surgery.

"This will have no effect on training camp. No way will it have an impact. And I still think there’s a good chance I’m on the field for mini-camp," he said.

“It was something I felt like was nagging me just enough,’’ Romo said of the cyst, which he first noticed . “I wanted to make sure to get it done now. I wanted to take care of it earlier rather than later.’’

Despite questions about whether the team knew of Romo's cyst before they signed him to a $108 million contract extending in March, the quarterback said he didn't feel any sign of the problem until April.

"It was just kind of like, 'What is this? Let's go take care of this,' " Romo told a reporter for the Cowboys' official website. "There was no 'Woah, that's the biggest thing I've ever seen.' It was just a little cyst, so we just took it out and they said 'OK, you're good.' "

Romo signed his six-year, $108 million extension contract with the Cowboys back in March, in a deal that made him the highest paid player in the history of the franchise.

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