Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo says he hopes to be out on the field for the team's mini-camp next month after undergoing a minor procedure to removal a cyst on his back.
The cyst removal, however, will keep Romo out of team activities for the next three weeks. The Cowboys' mini-camp runs from June 11th to the 13th.
“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," Romo told The Dallas Morning News. "“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.’’
Romo says that the back cyst began bothering him in April, and he wound up having the removal procedure a short time after that. He confirms that it wasn't cancerous.
Training camp starts on July 19th, and Romo is adamant that the medical procedure will not have any lingering effects.
“If this was the regular season and I had to play next week, I could," said Romo. “This is just about being smart."