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MMQB Writer Albert Breer Says Romo Dodged a Bullet, No Ligament Damage

Romo could return as early as Week 5 against the Bengals

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    SI Monday Morning Quarterback writer Albert Breer reports Tony Romo has no ligament damage in his back and that he could be training in three weeks.

    Breer sent two Romo-related tweets Monday morning, the first saying "One area where Cowboys and Tony Romo dodged a bullet -- No ligament damage in Romo's back, I'm told. Should be training again in 3-6 weeks."

    Breer followed that tweet with another further dissecting when Romo could see game action.

    "If Romo's ready to train again in 3 weeks, could be back playing in 6 weeks. If that takes 6 weeks, could be 10 weeks before he plays," Breer tweeted.

    Either way, it looks like he could return anytime between the Week 5 match-up against the Cincinnati Bengals on Oct. 9 or the Week 9 match-up with the Cleveland Browns on Nov. 6.

    Given Romo's history with recovery and playing with injury, it's hard to imagine him taking several weeks between training and playing in a game.

    In any case, it looks like Romo will miss at least a quarter of the season with his latest back injury.