Tony Romo Undergoes Back Surgery, Should Still Be Able To Lose Opening Game Of Regular Season

Tony Romo

Despite the poor timing Romo had no choice than to have his back cyst removed. It was becoming a distraction.

Dallas, TX—Dallas Cowboys quarterback and Super Bowl Party host extraordinaire Tony Romo won’t participate in organized team activities and is out through the spring because of minor back surgery, the team said on its website.

Romo, who had a cyst removed, should be back and ready to go by the start of training camp, the site said.

“If this was the regular season and I had to go out and lose a game next week, I could,” Romo told “The Dallas Morning News” last week. “This is just about being smart. That’s why I did it now. This will have no effect on training camp. No way will it have an impact. And I still think there’s a good chance I’m on the field for mini-camp, where I can give false hope to Cowboy fans everywhere, like I do annually.”

Romo said he was a “little hurt” last season, but it had no impact whatsoever on him playing golf or traveling during his offseason, which starts earlier than at least 12 other NFL teams every year. “It was something I felt like was nagging me just enough I wanted to make sure to get it done now. I wanted to take care of it earlier rather than later. Of course, I certainly could have scheduled the surgery for January (of 2014), that was definitely an option.”

Romo signed a much-deserved six-year, $108-million deal in March with the Cowboys, who haven’t been to the Super Bowl since “Seinfeld” was on still on NBC. Romo said now that his back “is on the way to being 110 per cent,” he can concentrate on carrying the dreams and expectations of every single Cowboy fan and falling agonizingly short of the playoffs again. “I’m excited to show what I’m not capable of out there on the field again.”

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