In the second half of Saturday’s game in San Francisco the worst part of the preseason reared its ugly head when Dallas Cowboys linebacker Luke Gifford went down with an apparent leg injury.
Gifford had already made a name for himself on the night as he intercepted San Francisco quarterback Nick Mullens. It was the first interception of the preseason for the Cowboys.
INTERCEPTION @luke_gifford! (via @nflnetwork) pic.twitter.com/eUFUv9IKe6— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) August 11, 2019
Gifford’s apparent injury had supporters everywhere worried. He limped off and headed to the locker room, you never want to see that in the preseason.
As the second half began Dallas Cowboys sideline reporter Kristi Scales reported that Gifford has an ankle sprain and that x-rays were negative. This isn’t the best situation, but it sounds like it could have been a lot worse.
Halftime injury update: @dallascowboys rookie LB Luke Gifford (left ankle) was taken to X Ray room in 2nd qtr. Gifford has INT earlier in game. X rays negative, ankle sprain. Sean Lee told me that he expected Gifford to be the team’s preseason leader in tackles.— KristiCowboySideline (@KristiCowboy) August 11, 2019
All things considered this is a sigh of relief for Gifford and the Cowboys. Hopefully he’s able to get this taken care of as soon as possible as he looks to have a legitimate shot at making the team’s final 53-man roster.