LOS ANGELES: Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is recovering well from surgery to repair his shattered collarbone, team officials said on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila).
Romo missed all but four games of Dallas’ season last year after breaking his collarbone twice—five years after breaking the same bone in 2010.
However quarterback coach Wade Wilson told the Dallas Morning News Tuesday that Romo was on track to make a full recovery.
“He’s looking good,” Wilson said. “We had two practices where we’ve been out here on the field with the guys and he’s done everything. He’s throwing, he’s got good velocity on all of his throws, great movement in his legs.
“He looks like he’s re-energized because he hadn’t played, you know, missed the majority of the season. So he’s real energized and anxious to get going.”
Romo’s absence effectively derailed the Cowboys campaign last term, with the NFC East side missing out on a place in the playoffs.
With Romo’s fitness again likely to be pivotal for the Cowboys next season, Wilson said the veteran quarterback would be allowed to manage his own fitness.
“If he ever gets soreness or anything like that, he’s going to be in charge of his own program,” Wilson said.
“If he feels soreness or needs to take a day off because of his back or whatever, he’s monitoring that.”