Looks like Tony Romo is going back under the knife, but it’s not because of another injury.
The surgery is actually to prevent Romo from getting hurt next season.
According to ESPN, the Cowboys QB will get a plate put on his left collarbone to strengthen it.
Romo has broken that same collarbone three times before, two of which happened this past season.
It’s still not clear when the surgery will happen. But why did hit take two months to come to this decision? And what would make them decide to go to surgery now?
We went to the expert at the Southwest Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine Center at Medical City to find out.
“There’s a few things that really push us toward surgery, the first is if there’s any neurovascular injury like if the nerves aren’t working if the blood vessel is compromised,” said Dr. Anup Pradham, “Now if someone is a contact athlete like Tony Romo, somebody that’s going to be taking hits on it a lot then that’s a time we would consider surgery as well to give it more stability and make it a stronger heal.”
Romo is expected to have a CT scan sometime this week to see if his collarbone is healed to the point where a procedure can take place.
Once the surgery happens, Romo will need six to eight weeks to recover.
He’s expected to be ready for off-season practice.