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Tony Romo Does Not Need Surgery, Out 6-8 Weeks

A CT scan Monday revealed that Tony Romo’s broken collarbone will not require surgery. Typical nonsurgical recovery time for this injury is 6-8 weeks, which would allow him to return for somewhere between two and four games.

Calvin Watkins reports that he has been told that Romo’s return should be expected at closer to the eight week timeframe. Romo said that he was dazed by the hit and that the shock made breathing difficult for a moment. A few minutes later he attempted to return to the game.

“I tried lifting my shoulder and it hurt like heck, but I was like, OK, it will just keep getting better,” said Romo, who suffered the same injury to his right shoulder when he was a teenager. “The adrenaline of the game will allow me to [play], it’s my left shoulder, I don’t need to use it too much. I will figure out a way what I can handle when I’m out there, but that was before I knew it was broken.”

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