Todd Archer of ESPN reports that the Cowboys and QB Tony Romo plan to wait four weeks before re-evaluating his healing left collarbone and making a final determination about whether or not he’ll undergo surgery.
According to Archer, Romo had a CT scan a week ago his collarbone, which showed good bone growth, so there’s some reason for optimism.
Archer’s sources added that it is possible Romo could pass on having a plate inserted to reinforce the collarbone and have the distal portion of the clavicle is shaved down. The recovery time for this procedure would be 6-8 weeks, but Romo could return to the field for the organized team activities in May.
Even if Romo had the surgery, it’s unlikely it would have an impact on his availability for the start of the 2016 season, as there’s still ample time for him to heal.
Romo, 35, is in the third year of his seven-year, $119.5 million contract that included $55 million guaranteed.
He unfortunately sustained multiple fractures to his collarbone this season, and had been expected to be placed on injured reserve for a few weeks now.
In 2015, Romo threw for 884 yards while completing 68.6 percent of his passes to go along with five touchdowns and seven interceptions over the course of four games for the Cowboys.