Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will have surgery in the next two weeks on the collarbone he broke twice during Dallas’ 4-12 2015 season, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The type of surgery has yet to be determined.
Coach Jason Garrett said Romo, who turns 36 in April, will have an X-ray next week to make a final determination.
But Romo will have something surgically done to his collarbone in hopes of preventing further injury in the future.
One option is to add a plate to reinforce the collarbone. The other option is to have a Mumford procedure, which will consist of having part of his distal clavicle shaved off or removed to reduce stress.
Rocovery time, according to the report, is 6-8 weeks.
Romo broke his clavicle in a Week 2 win against the Eagles and didn’t return until Nov. 22, when the Cowboys snapped a seven-game losing streak in his absence. The following week, Romo reinjured the collarbone against the Panthers and was done for the season.
In 2014, Romo and the Cowboys went 12-4 and were one controversial Dez Bryant non-catch away from making it to the NFC championship game but fell to the Packers at Lambeau. The bottom fell out without Romo in 2015, and now there is much speculation the Cowboys, with the No. 4 pick in the NFL Draft, will select a quarterback to groom for the future.
But head coach Jason Garrett didn’t bite on any questions regarding Romo’s surgery or future.
"I think it’s important for us to see the X-Ray, and we’ll make some decisions from there," Garrett said, via the Star-Telegram. "Like with any player, you just want to make sure that you’re doing everything that you can to help the player be as healthy as he can be."