Tony Romo sidelined after cyst on back removed

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo fights to get his pass off under pressure from Cincinnati...

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo fights to get his pass off under pressure from Cincinnati Bengals defender Geno Atkins during NFL play in Cincinnati, Ohio, December 9, 2012. (REUTERS file photo)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:56 PM ET

Tony Romo might miss all of the Dallas Cowboys’ spring practices after having a cyst removed from his back.

The quarterback confirmed reports Tuesday, saying neither he nor the club was aware of the condition when he signed a six-year, $108-million contract extension in late March.

It wasn’t until “mid-April,” Romo said, that he felt discomfort.

“It was just kind of like, ‘What is this? Let’s go take care of this,’” Romo said, according to DallasCowboys.com. “There was no, ‘Woah, that’s the biggest thing I’ve ever seen.’ It was just a little cyst, so we just took it out, and they said, ‘OK, you’re good.’”

Romo said he will be fully healed and ready to go by the start of training camp in late July, if not in time for mandatory minicamp in mid-June.


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