Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray broke his right ankle in a Sunday night game against the New York Giants on December 11 last year, ending his record-setting rookie season.
Murray arrived with a bang on the NFL stage when he rushed for a franchise-record 253 yards, the seventh-most in NFL history, against the Rams. In the seven games prior to his season-ending injury, Murray rushed for 799 yards, was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for November and was named to the 2011 All-Rookie Team.
There was some concern about the status of his recovery, especially after Coach Jason Garrett said last month that Murray was still recovering from his broken ankle. Yesterday, Murray dispelled that concern via Twitter:
Everyone keeps asking me how I'm feeling.. Let's just say if there was a game this Sunday, 29 would be in the backfield!.. #cowboynation— DeMarco Murray (@DeMarcoMurray) May 3, 2012
Good news for Cowboys fans who can now look forward to more highlight-reel plays from what was arguably the steal of the 2011 draft.
The first scheduled football activity for the Cowboys veterans is the Cowboys minicamp scheduled for June 12-14, where we can see just how far Murray has recovered from his injury.
Until then, we'll have to make do with these little animated gif files:
DeMarco Murray gives Buffalo an upper-decker