Dak Prescott was having one hell of a season with the Dallas Cowboys until last weekend’s unfortunate incident. The former Rookie of the Year award winner had thrown for 1,500+ yards and had nine passing TDs before playing the New York Giants on Sunday. However, all his progress came to a scathing halt after suffering a nasty injury in the sixth minute of the third quarter.
Prescott sustained a compound right ankle fracture after a tackle from Giants defender, Logan Ryan. He was rushed to a local hospital and underwent surgery later that night. The Cowboys later confirmed that Dak will miss the remainder of the 2020 season with Andy Dalton, now the first-choice starter in Texas.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott in high spirits after undergoing surgery
“Ready to start this road to comeback.”
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) October 15, 2020
Post his surgery, Dak recently made his first appearance on social media with a heartfelt message to Cowboys fans and NFL colleagues.
He said, “What’s up everyone? Just want everyone to know that I’m doing well and I can’t thank you enough for all your love, your support, your prayers over the last few days. They’ve been more than overwhelming. From teammates to family to friends, to friends I don’t know, to former players around the league, players around all sports. Just wanted to say thank you.”
“I’m in great spirits. Headed to see the doctor, headed to see my leg for the first time post-surgery. So, just ready to start this road to come back. I know this little adversity is just going to be another chapter in the book. Excited to move forward and write it…looking forward to this football season, seeing this game from a different perspective.”
“Once again, thank you for your support, thank you for your love. Ready to get this journey of ‘the comeback’ started so god bless you all, thank you,” Prescott said in the short video uploaded on social media.
The 27-year-old will now undergo rehabilitation for the next six to eight months. He is in line to return to full fitness before the start of the 2021 NFL season. We hope to see ‘Number Four’ line up again for the Cowboys, sooner rather than later.