A CT scan Tuesday morning determined that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will likely miss six to eight weeks, multiple sources have told ESPN.com. ESPN's Ed Werder first reported Tuesday that Romo would not have to undergo surgery, which has since been confirmed by the Cowboys.
The timetable is probably closer to eight weeks, a source told ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins. Romo suffered the injury in the second quarter of Monday's 41-35 loss to the New York Giants when linebacker Michael Boley came free on a blitz and buried the quarterback's shoulder into the ground. Boley said he heard a "little scream," which always seems like a bad sign.
I'm sure the Cowboys will wait a few weeks and see what this team does with Jon Kitna at the helm before deciding whether to place Romo on injured reserve. It's hard to imagine running Romo out there if this team is 3-10, but I'm sure he'll push for a return. He wanted to return to the field Monday night.
"I tried lifting my shoulder and it hurt like heck, but I was like, OK, it will just keep getting better," said Romo. "The adrenaline of the game will allow me to [play], it's my left shoulder, I don't need to use it too much. I will figure out a way what I can handle when I'm out there, but that was before I knew it was broken."
Cowboys associate athletic trainer Britt Brown took charge on the sideline and wouldn't allow Romo back on the field. Brown and Romo will spend several hours a day together for the next few weeks because he's in charge of rehabilitating players. Brown is considered one of the best in the league and it will be interesting to see how aggressive he is with Romo's rehab work.