A warning, first and foremost, that this is a pretty graphic injury.
Dak Prescott looks likely to be out for the season after a gruesome ankle injury today against the Giants. If you want to watch it, you can, here:
An absolutely horrific injury for Dak Prescott pic.twitter.com/CGA7fT0EHz
— HuddleUpPodcast (@HuddleUpPodcast) October 11, 2020
— Joey Hayden (@_joeyhayden) October 11, 2020
Prescott was carted off in tears:
A very emotional Dak Prescott is carted off. This sucks. pic.twitter.com/s0SgGRTycz
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) October 11, 2020
The injury looked severe, obviously, but the fact that he’s already heading in for surgery suggests that it is indeed as bad or even worse than that.
Cowboys’ QB Dak Prescott is undergoing ankle surgery tonight, sources tell @mortreport and me.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 11, 2020
— NFLPA (@NFLPA) October 11, 2020
Just horrible all around. It’s even worse given Prescott’s contract situation; he’s playing this year on the franchise tag, meaning his hopes of parlaying another solid season into a big extension may have just taken a hit. It’s ironic, really, considering if any player was justified in taking that risk it would be Prescott, who has been incredibly durable throughout his career; next week will be his first ever missed start.
Hopefully he makes a quick and full recovery.
UPDATE: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Dak Prescott “suffered a right ankle compound fracture and dislocation.”
Cowboys announced that QB Dak Prescott suffered a right ankle compound fracture and dislocation.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 12, 2020