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Report: Tony Romo to have Mumford procedure on clavicle

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 03:  Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys sits on the bench late in the fourth quarter as the Washington Redskins beat the Dallas Cowboys 34-23 at AT&T Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Getty Images

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been mulling surgical options for his collarbone for a while now and he’s reportedly come to a decision about what procedure he’ll have this offseason.

According to multiple reports, Romo has opted to have a Mumford procedure on his left collarbone after a CT scan this week. That procedure involves shaving down part of the bone and was chosen over having a plate surgically implanted on the collarbone in hopes of avoiding future injuries. Romo broke his collarbone twice last season and once in 2010.

The surgery comes with an expected recovery time of 6-8 weeks, which would leave open the possibility of Romo taking part in OTAs later in the offseason.

Between now and then, the Cowboys will sort out who will back up Romo during the 2016 season. Brandon Weeden, Matt Cassel and Kellen Moore all had a turn last year and it didn’t go well for Dallas, leading to a lot of discussion about which direction the team’s search for a better option will take in the coming months.

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48 Responses to “Report: Tony Romo to have Mumford procedure on clavicle”
  1. mazenblue says: Mar 4, 2016 6:35 PM

    4-5 more years my clavicle.

  2. chino1985 says: Mar 4, 2016 6:36 PM

    Just put adamantium in there. Seems to work wonders for wolverine…

  3. iamkillerfin says: Mar 4, 2016 6:43 PM

    it is still NOT gonna help the Cowboys they will never get to the super bowl with 1 & done Tony Romo!!! Get a new QB

  4. key2heat says: Mar 4, 2016 6:44 PM

    Most teams would take Romo in a second.

  5. richmondbolt says: Mar 4, 2016 6:47 PM

    A reeeeal Munson.

  6. ctchiefsfan25 says: Mar 4, 2016 6:50 PM

    Chicken wing!

  7. pedrov1 says: Mar 4, 2016 6:52 PM

    After which he will leave the nfl and join the Mumford boys.

  8. mjs2012 says: Mar 4, 2016 6:52 PM

    I hate Mumford and Sons

  9. silverandblack052099 says: Mar 4, 2016 6:54 PM

    Time for the Cowboys to either draft a QB for the future or pay one in free agency. Romo is a bum!

  10. peed1 says: Mar 4, 2016 6:55 PM

    He is crazy, he should retire. If is fractures again it could shatter and then he would be a mess. Nature is telling you something and the laws of physics are laws. The force vector of a 300 pound angry person moving down on you at a offset angle will crack that thing, especially if it is already weakened.

  11. eagles1960 says: Mar 4, 2016 6:57 PM

    Taking wentz

  12. fissilemissile says: Mar 4, 2016 6:58 PM

    Whatch ya gonna dooo Jerrah, when Romo runs a botched snap for you!

  13. smokehouse56 says: Mar 4, 2016 6:58 PM

    I hope it goes well for Romo and he recovers to be in good condition for the 2016 season. And I say this for him and not Jerry Jones. And I am an Eagles fan.

  14. wallabear says: Mar 4, 2016 7:04 PM

    “Roamo [sic]… he’s my quarterback!” – Jerry Jones

  15. footballfan72 says: Mar 4, 2016 7:10 PM

    Better choose wisely with that 4th pick!

  16. owentoo says: Mar 4, 2016 7:13 PM

    OMG, not the Mumford Procedure!!!!

  17. zeke2517 says: Mar 4, 2016 7:14 PM

    So it doesn’t involve a really annoying fake indie band. Things are looking up.

  18. guachosporlife says: Mar 4, 2016 7:22 PM

    The NFL is better with Romo playing. Who do you want to see play? Matt Ryan, Bradford, Tannehill, Rogers? Those guys really? Nah, give me Romo anytime.

  19. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Mar 4, 2016 7:23 PM

    “You look like you just got out of a Mumford and sons concert esse…” -21 jump street

  20. jerry944 says: Mar 4, 2016 7:26 PM

    Funny seeing a dolphins fan say anything at all about romo..marino did nothing in the post season and that clown they have now..what a joke

  21. marshallheartskungfumaster says: Mar 4, 2016 7:26 PM

    I am sure ” dr” Jones will be offering his second opinion on this procedure as well as his recommended rehab protocol any day now…

  22. darcrequiem says: Mar 4, 2016 7:28 PM

    Honest question, how does shaving down part of the bone make it less likely to break?

  23. arktikman says: Mar 4, 2016 7:31 PM

    Romo was heard saying, “I Will Wait for Mumford’s Sons to do the procedure.”

  24. cowboylover says: Mar 4, 2016 7:32 PM

    I just read on 24/7 sports that he decided to have plate inserted. ????

  25. vikingf0rlife says: Mar 4, 2016 7:39 PM

    A broken collar bone is not a big deal, this is so typical Dallas style.

    No matter how many surgeries this glass rod gets will not change the fact that the Cowboys never have been and will be America’s team.

  26. vikingf0rlife says: Mar 4, 2016 7:40 PM

    A broken collar bone is not a big deal, this is so typical Dallas style.

    No matter how many surgeries this glass rod gets will not change the fact that the Cowboys never have been and never will be America’s team.

  27. 6250claimer says: Mar 4, 2016 8:25 PM

    “Mumford procedure? Is that like a Cleveland Steamer”??

  28. samuraisword51 says: Mar 4, 2016 8:26 PM

    Romo hasn’t started all 16 games since 2012. Zero chance they get 4 more season out of him. Zero.

  29. nenlain says: Mar 4, 2016 8:29 PM

    Tony Romo is Humpty Dumpty.:)

  30. chrisk61 says: Mar 4, 2016 8:41 PM

    Mumford surgery ? I read on the internet it was SANford surgery. fred Sanford surgery

    romo is as brittle as my 90 year old grandmother’s bones. he is too old and beat up and will never be able to make it thru a whole nfl season. as long as dall is commited to him, they will never be competitive, because he won’t be able to stay in the lineup. dall and nyg will compete for div basement for foreseeable future.

  31. montrealraider says: Mar 4, 2016 8:46 PM

    I dont know what the Cowboys think of Wentz or Goff, but I think they should seriously consider taking one of them if they have a chance and then try to trade Tony Romo to get some more picks. I would not even hesitate to trade him to Houston if thats the best offer.

    Its time to hit that reset button. Its not just about QB. That you cant we any games without Romo tells a lot about the general state of your roster. I say you get the QB of the future when you have the chance. Then get some value for Romo while you can.

  32. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 4, 2016 8:56 PM

    Tony’s wife wants assurances it won’t leave him looking like Marcus Mumford.

  33. theprocessoflosingmymind says: Mar 4, 2016 9:11 PM

    Is it a coincidence that this post is sandwiched between two stories about Peyton Manning? Make it happen Jerry. 8 games for Peyton, 8 games for Romo.
    Don’t have to worry about the playoffs, it is the Cowboys afterall.

  34. charltonhestonsvest says: Mar 4, 2016 9:41 PM

    I heard Brandon Wheezin is available. I read somewhere that you won’t find a more gifted passer. I can’t think if a better backup.

  35. officialgame says: Mar 4, 2016 9:53 PM

    This was opposed to spitballs and goofy glue to keep the clavicle from splintering.

  36. bigbluefan1 says: Mar 4, 2016 10:13 PM

    So is he joining Jerry as a living Mummy

  37. hahalolrofl says: Mar 4, 2016 10:54 PM

    darcrequiem says:
    Mar 4, 2016 7:28 PM
    Honest question, how does shaving down part of the bone make it less likely to break?

    ————

    The end of the collar bone where it the shoulder blade is shaved. The objective is to relieve pain. Chronic pain in his situation is probably due to repeated fractures and expedited rehab.

  38. famundacheese says: Mar 5, 2016 12:19 AM

    Yeah who wouldn’t take Romo. All he had was supposedly the best o-line, a top 5 tight end, a top 5 receiver, and the most productive RB in football and couldn’t get it done. 20 years is a long time.

  39. hawkwind8 says: Mar 5, 2016 12:23 AM

    Watch the last collar bone break play. He was tackled as lightly as humanly possible. There was no 360 pound brute on top of him. It was like he tripped on a curb and fell on the grass and he snapped. Do you really think he can play 9 or 10 games a year for three or four years like Jerrah does?
    Yes thumbs up, No thumbs down.

  40. doggeatdogg says: Mar 5, 2016 7:55 AM

    The season ended in December for the Cowboys. I find it interesting that here in almost mid-March, this discussion is taking place. I’ve had shoulder issues. It does not go away with therapy, etc., especially if the x-rays and MRI are telling you the obvious.

  41. vetdana says: Mar 5, 2016 8:01 AM

    Mumford procedure is usually performed when pain is caused by bone spurs developing on the clavicle. It is important to note here that the procedure will NOT make the clavicle stronger than before the procedure.This can be done arthroscopically and is the least evasive procedure that Romo could opt for.But…Football Fans….it will not prevent any future breaks……db…

  42. 1969mojo says: Mar 5, 2016 8:45 AM

    Isn’t Romo a scratch golfer? He should have rode off in the sunset like Jered Allen and worked the celebrity golf tour. He’s going to get it hurt again. He’ll be 36 next season. Let it go.

  43. marknjdnyg says: Mar 5, 2016 11:14 AM

    How much money is enough for these guys that have broken bodies?
    Enjoy old age Romo, it’s probably going to hurt worse than a broken collar bone.

  44. nhpats says: Mar 5, 2016 11:31 AM

    key2heat says:
    Mar 4, 2016 6:44 PM
    Most teams would take Romo in a second.

    —————
    Not any teams with SB aspirations.

  45. bassplucker says: Mar 5, 2016 11:55 AM

    All these people assuming he’s getting all this work done so he can come back and get beat up another season or 2 for Jerrah. I don’t think that’s a safe assumption to make at all. Maybe he just wants to have a shot at a reasonably normal post-football life with his kids and dime piece wife and if he can get himself put back together on Jerry’s dime before he calls it a career, why not?

    And if that’s what he’s doing I don’t blame him a bit.

  46. zeke2517 says: Mar 5, 2016 1:57 PM

    Tony Romo is arguably worse than Mark Sanchez.

  47. skinsfolife says: Mar 5, 2016 3:57 PM

    The only decision after this will be what color straw he wants to drink out of from his wheel chair.

  48. fanofpft says: Mar 6, 2016 12:58 PM

    key2heat says:
    Mar 4, 2016 6:44 PM

    Most teams would take Romo in a second.

    .
    And lose him to injury in another second.

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