Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott successfully underwent surgery to treat an open fracture and dislocation of his right ankle on Sunday night and is expected to be discharged from hospital on Monday.
The pivot was injured in the third quarter of a duel against the New York Giants on Sunday. Medical staff splinted him in the field before he was transported to a hospital in the Arlington, Texas area.
“He’s an inspiration to everyone he meets,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a statement. He has all our love and support. And we have no doubt that he will return to his position in the team. “
Prescott is having an eventful year. After difficult negotiations, he had to settle for the label of franchise player for the season, so much so that he could become a free agent at the end of the campaign.
In September, Prescott also revealed he suffered from anxiety and depression issues due to his brother’s suicide in April and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prescott has had a great season so far, currently leading the NFL with 151 catches and 1,856 yards. He has joined his teammates nine times in the end zone and suffered four interceptions in five games. He also managed three majors by running and caught a ball himself over the goal line.