Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott underwent surgery to repair the compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle that he suffered during Sunday night’s game against the New York Giants.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the procedure went “very well.” Prescott is expected to be released from the hospital on Monday.
Cowboys’ QB Dak Prescott is now out of surgery for a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle, and the surgery that went “very well”, per a source. Cowboys Head Team Orthopedist Dan Cooper brought in noted foot and ankle doctor, Gene Curry, to do the repair tonight.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 12, 2020
Prescott’s recovery timetable has been set at four-to-six months — ending his 2020 season.
He suffered the injury while being tackled by Giants’ defensive back Logan Ryan on a nine-yard run in the third quarter. He was carted off the field in tears with his leg in an air cast. He put a fist in the air after being consoled by personnel from both sidelines.
Andy Dalton came in and led the team to a 37-34 win. At 2-3, the Cowboys sit atop the NFC East.
Prescott’s brother, Tad, posted a picture of Dak from the hospital, writing, “God is good, and he’ll be back STRONGER than ever.”
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones released a statement about his star QB:
“I know this young man very well. I know the personal hardship and strife that he has faced, dealt with and overcome in his young life. And I know of no one who is more prepared, from the perspective of mental and emotional toughness and determination, than Dak Prescott to respond and recover from this challenge that has been put in front of him
He is an inspiration to everyone he touches. He has all of our love and support. And we have no doubt that he will return to the position of leadership and purpose that he brings to our team.”
The Cowboys offered the 27-year old a five-year contract worth $34.5 million annually and more than $100 million guaranteed over the summer, but Prescott opted to play on a one-year franchise tag at $31.4 million with the hopes of landing a more lucrative deal after the season.
Prescott began the season with three consecutive games passing for at least 450 yards.