Romo will miss the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with a hairline fracture to his left clavicle Friday, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports. Romo's clavicle won't actually require surgery but he'll still need to sit out the rest of the season after sustaining the break during Thursday's loss to the Panthers. Matt Cassel will seemingly take over from here on out as the Cowboys fade out of playoff contention after Romo's second left clavicle injury in just a matter of months.
Romo (shoulder) will undergo an MRI on Friday for his left clavicle injury after preliminary X-rays following Thursday's loss to the Panthers were inconclusive, ESPN's Ed Werder reports. However, a source close to the situation told Werder that Romo is "done for the season." Romo fell hard on his left shoulder when he was sacked to the ground at the end of the third quarter, and it seems to be a foregone conclusion that he suffered a fracture of the same clavicle for the second time this season. The Cowboys aren't expected to formally rule Romo out for the season until after the results of Friday's scans are read, but his fantasy owners should begin the process of assessing other options at the quarterback spot. Matt Cassel came on for Romo in the fourth quarter of Thursday's game and is expected to assume the starting job for the remainder of the season.
Romo was quickly ruled out from returning to Thursday's game against the Panthers after team trainers diagnosed him with a left clavicle injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Romo ended the game with 11 completions on 21 attempts for 106 yards, no touchdowns, and three interceptions. The fact that the Cowboys are already specifying a particular bone as it pertains to Romo's injury is not a good sign for the quarterback, who previously fractured his clavicle in a Week 2 game against the Eagles and missed the Cowboys' next seven contests. Romo, who suffered the injury when he fell on his shoulder after being sacked by the Panthers' Thomas Davis, will still undergo the necessary X-rays before another fracture is confirmed, but it's believed that another long absence is in store for Romo. The Cowboys were trailing 30-6 when Romo departed at the end of the third quarter and look poised to fall to 3-8, which would effectively quash their playoff hopes, especially if Romo ends up missing the remainder of the season. Matt Cassel replaced Romo in Thursday's game and will likely take over as the starting quarterback if Romo is indeed ruled out for the Week 13 matchup with Washington.
Romo left the Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day game against the Panthers when he landed hard on his left shoulder as the third quarter expired, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports. Romo was brought to the ground on a Thomas Davis sack and fell on the same shoulder that he suffered a broken clavicle in Week 2, which sidelined him for three games. With the Cowboys trailing 30-6 at the time of Romo's departure, he won't return to the game, and it seems plausible that he suffered another significant injury. There won't be official word on the exact nature of Romo's injury until he receives X-rays from team trainers, but as he was exiting the field, he seemed to be holding his arm in a manner that suggested he may have sustained another fracture. Romo had been in the midst of a terrible day, completing 11-of-21 passes for 106 yards, no touchdowns, and three interceptions -- two of which were pick-sixes. Matt Cassel came on to replace Romo in the game and would be set to take back the starting job for the Week 13 matchup against Washington if Romo ends up being sidelined.
Romo (shoulder/back) is active for Thursday's game against the Panthers, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports. Romo will make his second start in a row following a seven-game absence due to a broken left clavicle. However, he'll have his work cut out for him against the Panthers' fifth-ranked scoring defense (19.1 points allowed per outing).
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