Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has said he might have a plate inserted to reinforce his healing collarbone, which was fractured not once, but twice during the 2015 season, but nothing is set in stone yet.
According to Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas, a decision on the surgery won’t be made until Romo and team doctors reconvene in four weeks.
Romo had a CT scan last week, according to Archer, which showed good bone growth. If he doesn’t have the plate inserted, he could undergo a different kind of procedure, called the Mumford procedure, which involves the distal portion of the clavicle being shaved down. That surgery comes with a recovery time of 6-8 weeks, which would allow Romo to return in time for organized team activities, which begin in May.
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Because of the collarbone troubles, Romo started just four games in 2015, and posted a 3-1 record. Backups in Romo’s absence, meanwhile, went 1-11.