Man Down, I Repeat, MAN DOWN!
Cowboys NFL player Dak Prescott has suffered an ankle injury and will have to sit out for the remainder of the season. This is crucial to the team being as though he was a good player.
An update about his injury has been posted and according to ESPM “Prescott suffered a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle that required surgery Sunday night. The injury occurred on a 9-yard run while being tackled by Giants defensive back Logan Ryan with 6 minutes, 33 seconds to play in the third quarter, and it quickly brought a hush to the AT&T Stadium crowd, teammates and opponents alike.Prescott left the field, his right leg in an air cast, on a cart and in tears.
He was taken to a local hospital for surgery to clean out the wound and repair the fracture, a procedure that went "very well," a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Cowboys head team orthopedist Dan Cooper brought in noted foot and ankle doctor Gene Curry to do the repair Sunday night, the source said. Prescott is expected to be released from the hospital on Monday. A source told ESPN that Prescott faces a recovery timetable of four to six months.” While he has time to heal, by the time he’s just right to get back on his ankle the season will be over. It is important for players to focus on their health rather than the games because their health helps determine their game play.
While this will be hard for Prescott himself, the cowboys owner Jerry Jones finds the injury to be “heartbreaking”. Jones said in a statement. "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." This shows that not only was he a good player, he was a good person and that is why his injury doesn’t only affect him, but the people around him as well.