Romo suffers broken collarbone

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is tended to after being injured against the New York Giants...

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is tended to after being injured against the New York Giants as wide receiver Dez Bryant watches in the first half of their NFL football game in Arlington, Texas October 25, 2010. (REUTERS/Mike Stone)

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo suffered a broken left collarbone early in the second quarter of Monday's game against the New York Giants.

The injury occurred with 12:07 left, when Giants linebacker Michael Boley drove Romo into the ground after the quarterback had released a pass. Romo landed on his left shoulder, and was replaced by Jon Kitna.

"I didn't know that it was broken," Romo said. "I guess I was kind of in shock. When it happens, the body kind of goes into shock, so I had a hard time breathing. But I tried catching my breath, and when I did it was hard to move the shoulder. I felt like it was kind of a sprain, maybe, just a good one."

Romo initially wanted to re-enter the game, but soon left for the locker room to be examined. He returned to the sideline in the third quarter out of his pads and wearing a sling.

Romo finished 5-of-7 for 39 yards and a touchdown in the 41-35 loss. Kitna, playing for the first time since 2008, completed 16-of-33 passes for 187 yards and two scores.


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