On Sunday afternoon, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott exited the game after a gruesome season-ending ankle injury, and on Thursday, he finally spoke out about the unfortunate incident.
During the third quarter of the Cowboys matchup against the New York Giants, defensive back Logan Ryan tackled Prescott and severely injured his ankle. The Dallas quarterback was overcome with emotion and cried as he was carted off the field with a cast on his right leg.
Prescott immediately underwent surgery on the ankle that same night. On Monday, the quarterback went home from the hospital after staying overnight following the successful surgery. Prescott, 27, will go through four to six months of rehabilitation. However, Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy thinks that time table may not be accurate.
“As I’ve found out in my short time here, he’s going to challenge any timeline,” McCarthy said of his quarterback.
Dak Prescott Gives Fans an Update on His Recovery
Prescott shared a self-filmed video on his Instagram account on Thursday. He was in the car on the way back to the hospital to check in with doctors after having surgery. The athlete seemed to be in good spirits and thanked everyone for their support.
“Just want everyone to know that I’m doing well,” Prescott said in the Instagram video. “I can’t thank you enough for your love, your support, your prayers over the last few days. They’ve been more than overwhelming. Just knowing that I have that much love and support out there makes a huge difference. I’m in great spirits.”
“So I’m just ready to start this road to come back,” Prescott continued. “I know this little adversity is just going to be another chapter in the book. I’m excited to move forward and write it.
“I’m looking forward to this football season, seeing the game from a different perspective and supporting my teammates and those around the league that need it. I’m excited for God’s purpose and God’s plan,” Prescott explained. “I know it’s bigger than anything that I’ve seen or could imagine. I’m trusting him. My faith is doubled down more than ever.”
Earlier on Thursday, Prescott joined the team at the Cowboys practice facility. The player met with his teammates and coaches for the first time since his injury.
“You just see the reaction everybody has that he’s here,” said McCarthy. “I just think that speaks volumes about him as a man and just the electricity that he brings to our football team.”