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Blown Blocking Assignment Led To Romo Injury

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    ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 25: Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys lies on the field after a left shoulder injury in the second quarter against the New York Giants at Cowboys Stadium on October 25, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Tony Romo

    Tony Romo’s season may be over after suffering a broken left collarbone in the second quarter of Monday night’s game, the result of a hit by Giants’ linebacker Michael Boley. Boley came through the line untouched, after rookie fullback Chris Gronkowski blew his blocking assignment, and planted Romo on the turf of Cowboys Stadium.

    Romo lay on the turf for some time before being helped to the sidelines. He was seen pleading his case to return, but was taken to the locker room shortly thereafter. The diagnosis of a fractured left clavicle was revealed in the waning minutes of the first half, after the Giants had taken the lead from Dallas.

    "Both backs went to the other side, so I came scot free," Boley said after, per the Dallas Morning News. "When he hit the ground I heard he let out a little scream, so I knew something was up but I didn't think he was going to lay down. I thought it was just a normal hit."

    After the game, Romo had only a vague memory of the play that has put his season in serious jeopardy.

    "I just saw it was the linebacker," Romo said.

     

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