"You weigh all of those things, but nothing is going to keep me off the field," Romo said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "It's just assuring you don't hurt something that you hurt twice last year. It's not as if I'm going to get an ACL redone. This is a bone. I understand. Bones heal. Sometimes you can help them heal. That's really what we're talking about. Should we let it heal on its own or should we help it a little bit so it won't happen again next year?"
A CT scan last week showed good bone regeneration, allowing for possible surgery to take place. Romo, who turns 36 in April, said he's still debating whether to have a plate surgically inserted to reinforce the collarbone or a different procedure to help avoid future injury.
"We haven't made a decision yet," Romo said. "We look at it, and we're like: Which one ensures most likely that it never happens again? That's really what you're trying to do. We're asking a lot of people to get enough data to figure out. The reality of it is, it's a collarbone and if the collarbone doesn't hurt, I should be good to go to play out the final four to five years. That's all we're trying to ensure."
If he does undergo surgery, the recovery period would be about six to eight weeks, which could put him back on the field for May OTAs.
"I've been throwing pretty hard here this last month," Romo said. "I feel as good as I've felt in two or three years as far as back and the body and everything. It's been actually a very exciting month mentally. I had plenty of time off last year. For me, this is kind of like an off-season already. I'll be ready to go here soon, even though we have a little time left."