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Tony Romo To Have CT Scan On Injured Collarbone This Week

ADDISON, Texas – Tony Romo said he intends to undergo a CT scan this week to determine whether he'll require any kind of surgery on his injured collarbone.

Romo spoke briefly with reporters on Saturday at an event for the newly-opened Bowlmor Lanes in the Dallas area. Predictably, he was asked plenty of questions about his collarbone – which he fractured in the 33-14 Thanksgiving loss to Carolina two months ago.

The most pressing of those questions was whether that fracture we'll require any additional attention as the offseason gets underway.

"We have a pretty good idea, but we're going to get a CT scan here this coming week and then make all the choices from there," Romo said. "I think we know which way we're siding and some of the things. We've had exhaustive discussions about it."

Back at the end of December, Romo disclosed the possibility of attaching a plate to the collarbone to reduce the risk of injury.

"We're going to have a good plan. If we have to put a plate in there, something small, we'll do that," Romo said on 1310 AM The Ticket. "That should ensure that that doesn't happen, or the percentage of that goes way, way down."

Regardless of whether he'll need surgery, Romo seemed optimistic about the state of his collarbone as he gets into offseason conditioning. Having had eight weeks to recover since he re-broke the bone against Carolina, he said he's further along in his schedule than he normally would be – which he called perhaps the only positive of sitting out.

"As you get removed from the season a little bit, it's gotten stronger and stronger, so it's been good here the last couple of weeks just getting ramped up with some of the workouts," Romo said. "I've been able to go harder in the last three weeks than I have the previous six months, so I'm getting excited about that."

It remains to be seen what the CT scan will determine for Romo, but he was confident it wouldn't be a hindrance as the Cowboys get into their offseason program and practices.

"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," he said.


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