Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will miss 6–8 weeks after having collarbone surgery, ESPN reports.
Romo will opt not to have a plate inserted in his shoulder and instead undergo the Mumford procedure, which shaves off part of the clavicle to relieve potential pressure on the shoulder. He reportedly made the decision after a CT scan on Wednesday. Last week, Romo was leaning toward the plate.
The 6–8 week timetable sets him up for a return to team activities in May and June.
Romo started just four games last season after breaking his collarbone twice. The Cowboys were 3–1 in the 36-year-old’s starts, but finished 4–12.
Over his 11 seasons, Romo holds a 65.3% completion rate and has led Dallas to the postseason four times.