Sunday marked one week since the Dallas Cowboys saw their franchise quarterback Dak Prescott go down with a gruesome ankle injury. Monday will bring with it the first game that they are playing without him in almost five years.
Prescott officially suffered a right ankle compound fracture and dislocation which obviously is a big deal for any athlete to deal with. It is the first major injury that he is dealing with during his time in the NFL and the fact that it came during the season that he was playing on the franchise tag is obviously unfortunate.
It was obvious as soon as Dak went down against the New York Giants that he would not be playing football for the remainder of this season. He had surgery on Sunday night just hours after the game and it appears, thankfully so, that there were no complications from it.
Dak Prescott reportedly had no post-surgical complications and will continue to be around the team this season
Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith suffered a difficult leg injury of his own almost two years ago and unfortunately dealt with infection after the fact that made the situation all the more dire. Miraculously, Alex Smith returned to the NFL playing field just a few hours before Dak Prescott’s injury.
While we are still early in the process, reports following Dak’s surgery are very encouraging. ESPN’s Adam Schefter noted on Sunday that there are no post-surgical complications surrounding Prescott.
Doctors are pleased that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has had no infections from the surgery on the compound fracture in his right leg, a source told ESPN.
“So far, so good,” the source told ESPN about Prescott’s recovery.
Doctors were concerned that an infection could set in and were closely monitoring the situation to guard against it. Prescott was sent home from the hospital Monday afternoon after undergoing surgery Sunday night.
This is very encouraging to see and promising for Dak Prescott’s future. The given timetable for his recovery is 4-6 months which should put him on track potentially for OTAs in the spring.
Of course, it remains to be seen just what the spring will look like given the fact that our world continues to deal with Covid-19. Every procedure in our life has been impacted and that obviously includes the NFL. Speaking of, FOX’s Jay Glazer reported on Sunday morning that Dak will continue to take tests to ensure that he can be around his teammates so that he can continue to be part of the Dallas Cowboys this season.
.@JayGlazer with the latest on how the last week has been for Dak Prescott and the Cowboys following his injury. pic.twitter.com/m0GhnXZpEc— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) October 18, 2020
The rest of this season belongs to Andy Dalton as far as quarterback duties are concerned. His first challenge will take place under the bright lights of Monday Night Football. Let’s all hope that he is ready for it.