- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 26, 2015

Dallas quarterback Tony Romo re-injured his left collarbone in the Cowboys’ traditional Thanksgiving Day game and, according to ESPN, is done for the season.

The injury came late in the third quarter, with the game — and the Cowboys season — already apparently lost, with the undefeated Carolina Panthers up 30-6, en route to a 33-14 win.

On the play, Romo was sacked by Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis and fell onto the left shoulder and immediately grabbed his left clavicle. The Pro Bowl quarterback limped off the field favoring that side and went back to the locker room to have X-rays done.

In a news conference after the game, Romo was noncommittal about the rest of the year, saying immediate X-rays were inconclusive and more tests would be done Friday.

But he said it felt similar to what happened to him in the second week of the season, when he broke the same collarbone. After the game, ESPN’s Ed Werder reported, citing “a source close to Romo” that the Cowboys franchise quarterback was “done for the season.”

That second-week injury ended with the Cowboys at 2-0. Dallas lost every one of the seven games he subsequently missed, and only won its third game of the year last week upon Romo’s return.

Romo hadn’t been having a good game, having thrown three interceptions, two of them returned for touchdowns.

The Cowboys misfortune could rebound to the credit of the Washington Redskins, who play the now-Romo-less Cowboys twice in the remaining five weeks of the season. On Sunday, the Redskins host the New York Giants with the NFC East lead on the line.


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