Tony Romo will be undergoing surgery on his left collarbone next week. According to Jean-Jacques Taylor of ESPN, Romo will undergo a Mumford operation, during which the distal part of the bone will be shaved down to liberate pressure against the shoulder.
Recovery time is six to eight weeks, but Romo is expected to be cleared to participate in organized team activities coming up in May.
Romo, 35, has suffered three broken collarbones in his career. Once in 2010, and twice in 2015. This will be the third surgery in his career as he had two in 2013 on his back.
But what really concerns me is how much more can Romo’s body take? As I’ve said before, one more hit could result in him suffering a career-ending injury or worse, becoming paralyzed. Over the last five years or so, Romo has literally broken his back for his team. Romo is one of those guys that will not go away that easily.
It’s been reported by numerous sources that Jerry Jones publicly said that he isn’t planning on drafting a Quarterback in the first round, and that he believes that Romo will be the quarterback for “four or five more years.”
The Cowboys honestly can’t afford that. They can’t go through this draft without drafting a Quarterback. The time has come to find the man that will succeed Romo as quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys.
There’s been rumors that the Cowboys would pursue Robert Griffin III as soon as he’s released by the Washington Redskins. If the Cowboys do end up signing Griffin, they’ll still need to go after a Quarterback in the draft.
They need a young and talented athlete that will learn from Romo so when Romo hangs up his cleats. That means the Cowboys will have a Quarterback who’s ready to go not only physically, but mentally as well.