Tony Romo intends to undergo surgery to strengthen his left clavicle, sources said.
Nothing is definitive until the Cowboys quarterback has a CT scan later this week. But if the collarbone has healed to the point where a procedure can take place, surgery will likely be scheduled quickly.
It has been determined that doctors will use a set of screws to attach a plate over the left clavicle. While this sort of approach isn't common _ it's difficult to find an athlete who has undergone a comparable procedure in recent years _ sources said the Cowboys and Romo believe this will limit the potential for this to become a recurring issue.
The projection is it will take Romo six to eight weeks to recover from the surgery, allowing him to take part in the team's off-season program.