For the second consecutive Wednesday, Romo took the day off from the normal practice and team activities. No reason other than caution. At 34, and with years of experience, there is no reason to push a back that had two surgeries on it last year.
I asked Romo on Wednesday if his back hurt.
"No, it doesn’t hurt," he said. "Over time through torque and things that happen after surgery develops - normal soreness, like coming back from normal surgery of any kind. You want to guard against that so you are not feeling those effects come Sunday."
That explanation makes sense.
The other part I have wondered if players, or people, coming off invasive procedures will subconsciously look for pain and soreness in that area because they think it should be there. That if they had not had the pain, the soreness would be written off.
Romo believes he is not experiencing any of this.
"What happens is you end up, if you do too much or put too much pressure on it, sometimes you will then feel it but you don’t look for it," Romo said. "You go and do it. There are certain moves and things that will put more pressure or inflammation as you continue to do it, so you try to do the right amount of reps."
Through three games, Romo is completing 67.4 percent of his passes for 674 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions.
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