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Romo's Cyst: Sebaceous or Synovial

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Tom Jones, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Tom Jones

    Tom Jones Member

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    I am deeply intrigued by all this speculation and talk about the surgery to remove a "cyst" on Romo's back. Having been a reporter many years ago, I would have asked about what of type of cyst it was and if the response was vague I would have done some research on surgery to remove a back cyst and the different types of cysts that requre surgery.

    REMEMBER: both Romo and Garret have called it an INJURY in their press conferences.

    Some have suggested that it had something to do wtih Romo's spine. Well I found this on YouTube:


    If so, this is alot more serious than we have been told-do we need to know this? No. Do we want to know this-Yes!

    The synovial cyst is quite a bit more serious than the common "sebaceous" cyst as shown here:


    I can't seem to find anything though about recovery time for the synovial cyst. Can anybody find anything?
  2. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Romo said the procedure did not take long and was home right after it. Doctor called in minor surgery.
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  3. Tom Jones

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    That being said, they might have been instructed to say that. Look, it doesn't really matter what type of surgery he had. We just hope he is fine and able to play well. Again, speaking as a former reporter, I think more details should have come out about this.

    The term "injury" is serious business in the NFL.
  4. blindzebra

    blindzebra Well-Known Member

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    pilonidal cyst
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  5. Tom Jones

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    Funny!

    Wikipedia: pilonidal cyst, also referred to as a pilonidal abscess, pilonidal sinus or sacrococcygeal fistula, is a cyst or abscess near or on the natal cleft of the buttocks that often contains hair and skin debris.
  6. Doomsday101

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    I think they have told you and some choose not to believe them. Romo was in and out, he is working and looking sharp at least to others even if Babe may not think so. Now where is the issue? other than ones people create on their own?
  7. dstovall5

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    I mean I can understand them "hiding" it if it really is more serious. If Romo did come out and say he had a major surgery due to a cyst on his spine and that he's still recovering from the injury, then during the football season teams would target that area even more to try and take him out. You never want to show other teams you're injured or even the area you're injured. I remember yesterday D.Revis was talking about how he's not wearing a knee brace, because he doesn't want NFL teams to think he's still weak/injured and put a even bigger target on his knee.

    As for Romo I honestly hope it's nothing serious, because if it is serious then he's 1 sack away from being carted off the field, and we all know our o-line is horrible so he's gonna get sacked - that's a given.
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  8. Tom Jones

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    Babe would not risk his reputation making a commnet like that. Babe is well liked and respected by the Cowboys Organization. He does do some of their shows. Mayabe he didn't mean to spill the beans?

    BTW I still have not seen any video or heard audio when he said this. Can someone post a link please?

    Hate to say it, but Babe may very well be on the hot seat if indeed he said this and it was not supposed to get out.
  9. Tom Jones

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    Very good point! I understand that. So it very well COULD mean that Romo is indeed VULNERABLE to a season ending back injury, but we don't want the other teams to know. noted.
  10. Doomsday101

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    and every media outlet like ESPN and NFL Network would not say anything about Romo looking bad? Come on, every reporter out there and claimed he has looked sharp even his critics? Why would they make these claims?

    I think Romo and the Cowboys told the press what the deal was if some choose to invent their own story fine but it seems more like spinning their own story based on their own imagination.
  11. Tom Jones

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    So you think Babe is making this up? or did he let the cat out of the bag?
  12. Doomsday101

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    I don't know but if 50 reporters say one thing an 1 say something else, well then excuse me if I tend to lean towards the majority opinion. ESPN and NFL Network who have some very harsh Romo critics are sure as hell not going to sugar coat or protect Romo from criticism if he was looking bad they would say so.
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  13. Tom Jones

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    I personally don't think Romo has looked bad, so yes, Babe saying that his throws were off concerns me. But what is he seeing or has he seen that is making him say that? Babe is not an idiot.

    I guess all that matters is that players are healthy and the Cowboys win...everything will play itself out on the field anyway. thanks for your replies Doom.
  14. sacase

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    Why is this even a concern. Seriously this is unnatural attention to another man's body. He had the surgery and he is back out playing and by all but one report, he looks sharp. I swear DFW reporters have to be CZ posters also. Its like they are trying to find the strange angle that no one thought of just so they can get noticed. Kind of like many of the threads posted here.
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  15. Doomsday101

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    Never said Babe was an idiot but given the mass media at Cowboys training camp I find it hard to believe that if Romo were struggling that it would not be all over the TV and papers yet that has not been the case.
  16. Doc50

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    Even if it's a pilonidal or synovial cyst, that's minor.
    There are no structural, circulatory, or neurologic issues to cause concern.
  17. Staubacher

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    Can I ask the mods to please shut this thread down?? There is already one with this exact nonsense. Thank you
  18. tunahelper

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    These take a year or more to heal post surgery. If this is what he had it is serious.
  19. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    poster looking for attention
  20. blindzebra

    blindzebra Well-Known Member

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    Everything I read says if the wound was left open to heal...the treatment with the lowest chance of it returning...it takes 4 to 6 weeks for it to close with limited activity.

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