The images were horrific: a dislocation and compound fracture to the right ankle. Dak Prescott’s season is over. This devastating injury has come at the worst time possible for both him and the team.
The Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback is set to be sidelined for up to six months, meaning he will miss the rest of the 2021 season. It is a huge loss for the Cowboys because Prescott has been the best player of the season by far. Before his injury last Sunday, he was leading the league stats for passing yards, attempts and completions after the first five weeks.
As of 18 October, Dallas have won two and lost three game (they play on Monday 19).
No-one expected this team to do well this year. Despite the team’s poor start to the season, the quarterback has been their star player with multiple 400 yard pass games.
The return of other key defensive players over the next few weeks will be decisive in the Cowboys’ bid for the playoffs.
Furthermore, the contract negotiations between the franchise and the player, which broke down in the off-season, have compounded the misery for the player and the Cowboys. Prescott has been putting in big numbers for the team over the past four years. Replacing Tony Romo was not an easy task, but Dak has proved himself to be the leader the team needed. After four years as the number one quarterback, the team have performed consistently well.
The injury changes everything. No-one knows if he will come back 100% or if this big injury will seriously impact his game. This wouldn’t be the first time that an injury ruined a player’s career.
Nonetheless, the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback seems optimistic. He posted an injury update video on social media after the operation, which appears to have gone well. This is always great to see, especially after seeing him cry on the pitch on Sunday night.
Featured image: via Twitter @dak
Last modified: 20th October 2020