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Tony Romo leaning toward having plate inserted in collarbone

Tony Romo is getting closer to making a decision on what procedure to undergo this off-season to try and prevent future injuries to his left collarbone.

Romo said he is leaning toward having a plate inserted in his collarbone. A final decision, though, won’t come until he has CT scans next week to ensure the bone is fully healed.

“We’re just going to do it for preventative,” said Romo, appearing with his family at a promotional event for The Lego Movie 4D: A New Adventure at Legoland, on Saturday. “As far as the way I feel, I feel good. We just want to make sure that obviously it doesn’t happen again, so we’ll probably just put a plate on it and go from there.”

Romo did not seem worried about the recovery time of the procedure, saying he would be ready for organized team activities and minicamp in a couple months. Recovery time typically is 6-8 weeks.

“Putting a plate on it … really you’re just doing it to ensure next year when you take a hit,” Romo said. “If I can do something that helps me to ensure that the bone doesn’t break next time, I think that’s good for everybody. It’s a small procedure; it’s not very big.”

Romo missed 12 games last season, fracturing his left collarbone twice during the season. He injured it initially in Week 2 at Philadelphia, and again in his second game back against Carolina on Thanksgiving.

Romo, who turns 36 in April, also dealt with the injury in 2010.

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