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Tony Romo Breaks Clavicle, Out 8-10 Weeks

Tony Romo has reportedly broken his left clavicle (collarbone) on a hit by New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley. Boley hit Romo as he threw and drove him to the ground. Romo was unable to brace his fall, landing directly on his left shoulder. 

This injury is thought to take eight to ten weeks to heal, meaning that Romo could miss the entirety of the season. An eight week recovery would allow him to play the last two games of the season, while ten weeks would just miss the last game. 

Romo's return may not matter much, as the Cowboys have blown a 13 point lead to trail 24-20 at half. If they lose, Dallas will move to 1-5, which would all but eliminate them from playoff contention, particularly without their quarterback. 

Romo had completed five of seven passes with a touchdown for the night before his exit. For the season he had thrown 11 TD with 7 INT and a QB rating of 94.

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