Romo has surgery, will be out for 6-8 weeks


Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo should be back in action in time for minicamp after undergoing surgery on his left collarbone.

Romo underwent successful surgery and has a slated recovery period of 6-8 weeks, the team announced on Tuesday.

The surgery was a preventative measure for Romo.

Scans showed the bone healed on its own since he broke it in November, but Romo opted for the surgery to strengthen his collarbone, which he has broken three times since 2010.

Normally, organised team activities for NFL teams start towards the end of May, with minicamps occurring in June.

If all goes according to Romo's recovery plan, he should be ready for team activities at their start dates.

Romo appeared in just four games last season after breaking his collarbone in September and November.

In those four games he threw for or 884 yards, five touchdowns and seven interceptions.