Dak Prescott is set to be released from hospital on Monday after suffering a serious leg injury that saw the star quarterback carried off the field in pain during Sunday’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and the New Giants York.
Prescott underwent surgery Sunday night to repair a fractured and dislocated right ankle. Multiple reports said the operation was successful but Prescott is set to miss the rest of the season.
DAK PRESCOTT GOT OFF THE FIELD AFTER SERIOUS LEG INJURY AT COWBOYS, GIANTS GAME
“We are all heartbroken for Dak and this very disappointing injury,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a statement.
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“The outpouring of messages I received regarding his setback speaks volumes for the respect and admiration he has earned from his teammates, former Cowboys players and Cowboys fans everywhere,” added Jones.
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The Cowboys led by just one point with just over six minutes in the third quarter when Prescott was injured at the end of a 9-yard run after being tackled by Giants defensive back Logan Ryan. Prescott caught his right foot in obvious pain – it was bent at an uncomfortable angle.
“I feel bad for him,” first-year coach Mike McCarthy said. “He was having a great year in a short period of time working with him. He made such an impression on me and he is clearly the leader of this football team. I have no doubt that he will bounce back and it will all be part of his great story.
Prescott started the first 69 games of his career since starting his rookie season in 2016. The double Pro Bowler totaled 17,468 passing yards and 106 touchdowns.
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The Cowboys then beat the Giants 37-34 to improve their record to 2-3. Dallas will move forward with Andy Dalton at quarterback when they face the Arizona Cardinals next week.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.