Prescott suffered the devastating injury during Sunday’s game against the New York Giants, while he was being tackles by Giants’ defensive back Logan Ryan late in the third quarter, and it looked just as serious as it turned out to be.
Prescott l was carted off the field, his right leg in an air cast, and in tears as he exited. Prescott was taken to a local hospital for surgery to clean out the wound and repair the fracture.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the procedure went “very well” . Cowboys head team orthopedist Dan Cooper brought in noted foot and ankle doctor Gene Curry to perform the procedure on Prescott.
Prescott is expected to be released on Monday and has a reported timetable of four-to-six months in recovery.
“I know this young man very well,” Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said in a statement. “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.”
“First and foremost, the worst thing that happened today was the Dak injury, it’s bigger than football,” Ryan said of the injury to Prescott, following the game. “I feel terrible, it was a routine football play. … You’ve got a guy, and I am in a similar position, he is scratching and clawing at one year on his deal to try and get rewarded, try to do the right thing, try to show up to work, try to lead his team, try to get a lucrative contract. He had to come out and prove it this year, so for him to get this type of injury, that’s why I feel like Dak — I hope he gets $500 million when he comes back. He deserves it. He is a hell of a quarterback.”
“There was a flood of emotion, even from their bench,” Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said. “Obviously, there’s relationships on their sideline that Dak has, and the respect everybody has for Dak. And that was clearly evident during those moments.”
Cowboys backup Andy Dalton took over for Prescott when he left the game.
“You absolutely hate it for Dak,” Dalton said. “The way that he was playing this year and everything he’s put into it, I hate to see that for him. So, it’s emotional. You hate that injuries happen in this game — unfortunately, they’re part of it, and I’m definitely praying for him. It’s been a lot of fun to be around him ever since I got here, just to see how he works, see how he prepares, and you can see with just the way that he’s been playing this year.”