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Per a source, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will have shoulder surgery

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will have shoulder surgery in the next two weeks in hopes of preventing further injury to his collarbone which has been broken three times, once in 2010 and twice in 2015.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will have shoulder surgery in the next two weeks in hopes of preventing further injury to his collarbone which has been broken three times, once in 2010 and twice in 2015. Star-Telegram

Per a source, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will have surgery on his collarbone in the next two weeks.

The type of surgery has yet to be determined.

Coach Jason Garrett said Romo, who turns 36 in April, will have an X-ray next week to make a final determination.

But Romo will have something surgically done to his collarbone in hopes of preventing further injury in the future.

One option is to add a plate to reinforce the collarbone. The other option is to have a Mumford procedure, which will consist of having part of his distal clavicle shaved off or removed to reduce stress.

The bottom line is Romo is sticking to his promise to do whatever he can to prevent a re-break of the clavicle. It has been broken three times previously _ once in 2010 and twice in 2015 when he just played two full games.

Romo is expected to be sidelined 6-8 weeks following the surgery but should be ready for on field team activities in May and mini camp in June

"I think it’s important for us to see the X-Ray, and we’ll make some decisions from there," Garrett said. "Like with any player, you just want to make sure that you’re doing everything that you can to help the player be as healthy as he can be."

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