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Aikman Worried About Romo's Back

Tony Romo underwent two back surgeries in an eight-month span last year



    Tony Romo having two surgical procedures on his back in an eight month span has Troy Aikman a little concerned.

    Speaking at a United Way event at AT&T Stadium on Wednesday, the Pro Football Hall of Famer and FOX analyst reflected on the back surgery he underwent early in his NFL career. Obviously, Aikman bounced back from that procedure nicely. He’s hoping Romo can do the same.

    “I came back in a relatively short period of time because of when I had my surgery, so he’s at least afforded more time to get ready,” Aikman told the team’s official website. “But having said that, two back surgeries in less than a year at his age, I would be a bit concerned."

    “I’m hopeful that he’s able to come back--everybody is. This team won’t be the same if he’s not able to. I anticipate that he will come back. But to say that, ‘Hey, he’s ahead of schedule and everything’s going fine,’ I’m not sure how you can really measure that here in April.”

    Of course, “he’s ahead of schedule and everything is going fine” has been the team’s official stance on Romo’s rehab all offseason.

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