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Report: Tony Romo will have surgery to repair collarbone

Tony Romo apparently needs surgery to repair his fractured collarbone, after all.

Per Ed Werder of ESPN, the Dallas Cowboys signal-caller will have a plate inserted on his left collarbone, which has been fractured three times the past five years, per sources.

At this point, this seems like the prudent thing to do. Romo is the key to Dallas’ success right now. When he plays, the Cowboys have a chance to win every game. When he’s out of the lineup, well, we saw that play out this past season, and it wasn’t pretty.

Being that we’re in January, nobody should expect his recovery to hinder his ability to play next season. Romo has already said his oft-injured back feels as strong as it has the┬ápast three to four years and recently told Bill Simmons of HBO that he plans on playing four more years.

With a bionic collarbone, hopefully he won’t have to miss any more games for that particular injury, now that his back is back to normal.

This is all positive stuff for Romo and the Cowboys. However, the fact remains that this team desperately needs to get a plan in motion for having a backup plan in place for anything else that may happen.