Cowboys QB Tony Romo recovering after removal of back cyst
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) watches the action against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of an NFL football game on Dec. 23, 2012, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)
Published Tuesday, May 21, 2013 9:09AM EDT
IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will miss at least three weeks of off-season workouts after a procedure to remove a cyst from his back.
The team's website reported Tuesday that Romo underwent the procedure last month and could return for the mandatory minicamp that starts June 11. He will be ready for training camp in July.
Romo signed a six-year, $108 million extension with $55 million guaranteed in March.
The Dallas Morning News reported that the outpatient procedure was performed before the NFL draft. Romo was restricted to light conditioning work in April but has been cleared to throw.