Thankfully, the Cowboys didn’t let quarterback Tony Romo re-enter Monday night’s game.
He tried to get back on the field after breaking his clavicle and the team’s training staff literally yanked him back as he was leaving the sidelines.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the initial timeline for Romo’s recovery is 6-8 weeks, but an MRI Monday will tell a more complete story, according to the Dallas Morning News. His buddy Jason Witten thinks he’ll return this season.
Even if that estimate held up, Romo wouldn’t be back until December at the earliest and there likely won’t be any reason to rush him back on the field. Don’t be surprised if the estimate changes this week once the shock of the injury wears off.
UPDATE: Here’s Romo, likely heavily medicated, after the game: