Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott sustained an ankle injury during Sunday afternoon’s divisional game against the New York Giants. The injury occured in the third quarter when Prescott was tackled by Giants defensive back Logan Ryan. Prescott’s right foot was bent in an awkward direction and he was carted off the field with a cast on his lower leg.
Going into this game Prescott had thrown over 400 yards in each of his previous three games and was on track to potentially break records on the field. The injury was labelled as a fracture dislocation of his right ankle and he was immediately scheduled for surgery after the diagnosis.
Multiple celebrities and fellow athletes reached out to Prescott with prayers and wishes of speedy recovery. The tweets and messages were shown in a supportive video for Prescott created by the Cowboys.
The support came from multiple sources across social media. Fellow athlete Gordan Hayward of the NBA, who sustained a similar injury in his right leg in 2017, reached out to Prescott to let him know he had his support.
The Cowboys defeated the Giants on Sunday in honor of Prescott 37–34 to secure their second win of the season. Prescott is expected to make a full recovery in time for the start of the 2021 NFL season.
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