Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott’s suffered a gruesome injury in Sunday’s game against NY Giants
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a gruesome and devastating injury to his right ankle, forcing him to be carted off the field during Sunday’s game against the NY Giants, after players from both teams knelt nearby in support.
Prescott was scrambling towards the sideline when he was dragged down by Giants defensive back Logan Ryan when his ankle buckled, and his foot seemingly displaced. He was transported to a local hospital shortly after, and will undergo surgery to repair a compound fracture Sunday night.
“The worst thing that happened today was the Dak injury,” Ryan said after the game. “It’s bigger than football. I feel terrible. It was a routine football play. He was tearing it up there and he was making it hard on me.
“This sucks. You have a guy who is scratching and clawing, with one year on his deal, trying to get rewarded and do the right thing, try to lead his team, try to get a new contract, and that’s why I hope he gets $500 million when he gets back. He deserves it. He’s a hell of a quarterback.”
As Prescott was on the turf, Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett made his way across the field to check on and offer condolences to his former quarterback.
Ryan knows a thing or two about overcoming serious injuries, after breaking his fibula during the 2018 season. He hopes that seeing him on the field and immediately offering support isn’t the last time they speak about the unfortunate play that ended Prescott’s season.
“I wanted to wish him well,” Ryan said. “There was no mal-intent there. I just told him ‘what would Kobe do?’ I got a sick taste in my stomach for it. I hate to see it, but adversity makes people stronger.
“I heard he’s getting surgery tonight. I asked my people to reach out, get his phone number, so I can wish him the best of luck.”
Several Giants players offered their support to Prescott after the game, including quarterback Daniel Jones.
“I wanted to offer my sympathies to Dak on his injury today,” Jones began his video conference call with reporters. “Obviously, you never want to see anyone go down like that. He’s a competitor, a guy who makes a ton of plays, and he’s someone I have a ton of respect for. Tough to see him go down, I’m praying for him”
Added Giants head coach Joe Judge, “rivalry or not, our thoughts and prayers are with Dak Prescott.”
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