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Cowboys QB suffers compound ankle fracture
The injury itself was shown on live TV, as was Prescott’s deformed ankle. Even his own teammates couldn’t bear to look. Tears streamed down the Dallas quarterback’s face as he was carted off the field in an emotional moment. The Cowboys won the game, 37-34.
“The worst thing that happened today was the Dak injury … I feel terrible,” said Giants safety Logan Ryan. The former Patriot and Titan made the tackle that lead to Prescott’s injury. “I’ve got a sick taste in my stomach.”
A compound fracture is a fracture in which a part of bone breaks through the skin at the moment of the injury, near the site of the break. We don’t need to tell you that’s painful. Prescott has already been seen smiling in a hospital selfie with his brother. His surgery was to take place Sunday night.
“All of our thoughts and prayers go out to [Cowboys QB] Dak Prescott. Tremendous amount of respect for him as a player and even more as a person,” Giants coach Joe Judge said. “You don’t want to see anybody get hurt. Obviously, that was a bad looking injury. Our players were concerned about him, our coaching staff were all concerned about him. We hope for the best recovery he can have.”
Here’s how NFL’ers reacted:
Cowboys players react to seeing Dak Prescott injured. pic.twitter.com/XgYkpiVYK9
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) October 11, 2020
Devastated for @dak – one of the truly great people in the NFL
— Troy Aikman (@TroyAikman) October 11, 2020
STEPHEN JONES JERRY JONES YALL MAKE SURE YALL TAKE CARE OF DAK IF HE CANT PLAY AGAIN
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) October 11, 2020
Big time Prayers up man @dak !!!!
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) October 11, 2020
IF* any player is equipped to overcome adversity, I’m putting my money on @dak. Keep your head up and know: this is a small chapter in your large book.
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) October 11, 2020
The opposite has been said, but this moment, Dak Prescott, the epitome, and the embodiment of leadership. You don’t cry over things you don’t care about immensely.
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) October 11, 2020
THAT WAS FOR DAK PRESCOTT. GOD BLESS YOU, YOUNG MAN. YOU ARE THE FACE OF THIS FRANCHISE, THE HEARTBEAT OF THIS TEAM. THIS SEASON WILL BE DEDICATED TO YOU.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) October 11, 2020
— Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) October 11, 2020