Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will have a CT scan on his left collarbone this week in order to determine his plan for recovery moving forward.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports that Romo expects to have the collarbone surgically plated in order to fully repair the break, Romo’s third in the left collarbone since 2010.
The Cowboys expect Romo to be out six to eight weeks following the surgery, according to Ed Werder of ESPN.
Romo played in only four games this season before suffering the injury against the Carolina Panthers on Thanksgiving. Romo says that the collarbone has gotten stronger through rehab and he has been able to train harder over the last three weeks.
“I’m getting excited about that,” he told the Dallas Morning News. “I kind of wish that training camp was coming up. But for me, I already had an offseason almost during the year, so I feel as though I'll be ready to rock for OTAs.”
Romo also talked about his back, which has been surgically repaired in the past.
“It’s as strong as it's been in three or four years,” Romo said. “That’s exciting because you don’t know that when you first go through some of the back troubles early on and have surgery, you don’t know how it’s going to come out, but I’m seeing a very strong side to it now where I’m able to do things that I wasn’t able to do even last year.”