Cowboys QB Tony Romo Out With Broken Collarbone

Tony Romo

The Dallas Cowboys took a major hit on Sunday (Sept. 20), when quarterback Tony Romo suffered a broken left collarbone in his team's 20-10 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Hs sustained the injury when he was sacked by Eagles linebacker Jordan Hicks in the third quarter.

"I felt it," Romo said. "It had a little bit of a pop to it. Obviously, I've felt it before. Your body goes into a little bit of shock and you just have to wait it out for a second to come back."

He is expected to miss eight to 10 weeks based on preliminary indications.

Romo will undergo more tests Monday (Sept. 21) to determine whether he needs surgery.

If tests confirm the initial diagnosis, he'll likely will be placed on short-term injured reserve, meaning Romo wouldn't be allowed to practice for six weeks or to play for eight.

If Romo returns at eight weeks, he could be back Nov. 15 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. At 10 weeks, he could return on Thanksgiving against the Carolina Panthers or Dec. 7 against the Washington Redskins.