Posted by Will Brinson
Perhaps you've heard something about Tony Romo and his fractured left clavicle in the past 12 hours or so -- it's been mildly important news, considering that it signified the end of Dallas Cowboys football for 2010.
Or maybe not; the Cowboys appear to be on the optimistic end of science when it comes to Romo's recovery, as they issued a statement today indicating that Romo would miss "just" six to eight weeks and that he would not require surgery.
Much of the potential damage on a shoulder injury like Romo's is contingent on where exactly on the shoulder the injury occurs. Presumably, Romo's injury wasn't as bad as it initially seemed.
Still, the Cowboys only offered up an "estimated recovery time" -- medical timelines are almost never set in stone, and if Dallas doesn't win more games in the next six weeks than they did in their first six weeks, it's hard to fathom that the franchise would push Romo back onto the field just to make a run away from the top of the draft.
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