Romo will be evaluated in late February or early March to determine if surgery is necessary on his left collarbone, The Dallas Morning News reports. Before undergoing a CT scan last week, Romo fully expected to have surgery at some point in the offseason, but the Cowboys now have some options to ponder. If the team opts for the first one, a set of screws will attach a plate over the collarbone in order to stabilize the area and avoid another fracture. As for the second choice, if the next CT scan reveals a suitable amount of bone growth and regeneration to last week's base line, he may undergo a Mumford procedure, in which part of "the distal clavicle is shaved off or removed." The latter procedure is preferable, as it reduces long-term stress on the collarbone versus the attachment of a plate. No matter which path Romo takes, he'll face a 6-to-8 week recovery, setting him up to take part in the entire offseason program.
Romo expects to undergo surgery on his left collarbone in the offseason, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. "We've had exhaustive discussions about it," he said Saturday. "It's going to be good." Romo has endured a fractured left clavicle on three occasions since the 2010 season, including a pair of instances in the most recent campaign. After an upcoming CT scan to learn whether his shoulder can handle a plate and screws, the subsequent surgery will presumably stabilize the region in order to avoid a similar injury in the future. If the Cowboys opt for the procedure, he'll be facing a recovery timetable of 6-to-8 weeks, which should allow him to participate in OTAs this spring.
Romo (collarbone) said he will have a CT scan next week to determine whether surgery is necessary on his shoulder, NBCDFW's Pat Doney reports. The scan is to verify that Romo's recovery from the third break of his left clavicle is going as hoped, with the shoulder procedure referenced presumably only occurring if an adjustment of some sort is necessary. Between his age (36 in April) and the propensity he's shown for re-injuring the clavicle, Romo's durability will be a concern in 2016 regardless of the exact pace and nature of his current recovery.
Romo (collarbone) was placed on injured reserve Friday, NFL.com reports. It was announced earlier this week that Romo would be placed on injured reserve, and the Cowboys made the move Friday, officially bringing Romo's season to a close. Kellen Moore will start at quarterback for the Cowboys in Week 16, and chances are he will do the same in Week 17.
Romo (collarbone) will be placed on injured reserve this week, the Cowboys' official site reports. Romo was limited to only four appearances this season due to a broken left clavicle sustained in Week 2 and a subsequent hairline fracture in that clavicle in Week 12. His absence has forced a revolving door at quarterback, which has so far landed on Brandon Weeden, Matt Cassel, and current starter Kellen Clemons. With Romo's fate sealed, Clemons will get the nod for the Cowboys' final two games.
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