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Tony Romo Expected To Have Surgery In Next Few Weeks

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The Cowboys quarterback is leaning towards having a Mumford procedure.

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A few weeks ago it was reported that Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo would wait a while until making a final decision on having surgery to repair his oft-injured collarbone. It appears that he has made the decision to have surgery but hasn't pinned down which type of surgery. PFT reports that a source confirms Romo will undergo surgery and that it will likely happen in the next few weeks.

Brandon George has more on the story, noting that Romo is leaning towards having a Mumford procedure instead of having a plate with screws attached to the bone.

After three more weeks of consideration, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is leaning more toward undergoing a Mumford procedure on his left clavicle than attaching a plate over the mending collarbone, according to a source.

The Mumford procedure is where a portion of the distal clavicle is shaved off or removed.

According to sources Romo and the Cowboys prefer the Mumford procedure because it places less long-term stress on the bone. Whichever way he goes, it will be a minimum of six weeks recovery time, but given it will be the offseason expect the Cowboys to play it very safe with their franchise quarterback. Romo has broken the collarbone three times, twice last season and once in 2010. There will be no rush to put him back into action but he should be able to participate in offseason activities.