Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is doing “excellent” after undergoing surgery on his much talked about clavicle on March 8, according to owner and general manager Jerry Jones, and will likely be available for organized team activities and minicamps in May and June.
Romo opted for the Mumford procedure, which involves shaving down the clavicle bone at the shoulder, over having a plate inserted. Both were options for making the bone more durable in the future, and Romo thought about it for awhile before making a decision.
Three weeks after the surgery, head coach Jason Garrett is feeling optimistic about Romo’s recovery as well.
“I’m not a medical person, but we’ve thought long and hard about what his situation is,” Garrett told the team’s official website. “We’ve talked to a lot of the experts like we would for any player at any position. And we feel like the course of action we took has been a good one. He had that Mumford procedure which they take off the outside part of his collarbone, and all the experts feel like that was the right approach to take and that will strengthen him in that area, and hopefully these injuries will be behind him.
“It’s going to take him, what they’ve told me is a couple months to be back and ready to go. But we do anticipate him being involved in the offseason program and we feel like that was the right thing to do. He’s rehabbing and we feel like it gives him a great chance to come back and play at a high level.”