No surgery is required for Tony Romo‘s fractured clavicles which he sustained during his victory over Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. But surely Romo will be missing the next eight weeks of action.
“He does have a fractured collarbone,” head coach Jason Garrett said Monday afternoon. “There was no additional damage based on the examination he had to the ligaments, so that was a positive thing.
“We don’t want to put a definitive timetable on it other than to say it’s probably going to be around eight weeks or so. Again, we’re going to take it day-by-day and we’re going to do what he needs to do to get himself back. Then we’ll make the determinations based on what the diagnosis is as we go.”
The Dallas Cowboys team management is thinking to replace Brandon Weeden in the Pro-Bowl quarterback’s position.
If Romo can return after eight weeks, he will be able to feature against the Miami Dolphins on November 22. Dallas’ annual thanks giving matchup follows quickly. The twist in the tale lies here – would it be possible for a guy returning from injury to play 2 games within a span of 5 days?
The Cowboys can gain a roster spot if they place Romo on IR. The decision will be arrived at soon.
“We are going to have the discussion,” Garrett said about placing Romo on IR. “We have had discussions already.
“We just haven’t had a definitive answer yet.”