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Cowboys rumors and update: Tony Romo likely to have protective plate implanted in collarbone next week

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo told Todd Archer of ESPN that he will likely go through another surgery to have a protective plate implanted in his collarbone.

Romo is scheduled to undergo a CT scan and then go under the knife once more, this time to strengthen his collarbone (left) that was broken two times in 2015 and thrice in 2010.

“The surgery is expected to take place within the next two weeks and Romo will be able to participate in the organized team activities in May and June. There had been talk Romo would undergo a Mumford procedure, in which the distal part of the clavicle would have been shaved down to alleviate potential pressure from the shoulder.”

The 35-year old Romo only played four games last season, going 83-for-121 for 884 yards and five touchdowns before he was ruled out for the remainder of the campaign due to his lingering shoulder injury.

Despite being injury prone, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones insisted that he plans to keep Romo at quarterback for the next 4-5 years before handing the reigns to a new signal-caller of the franchise.

Sources: Todd/Archer ESPN

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