Prescott was carted off the field, and when he arrived at the hospital, he immediately went into surgery. Many people have shown their support for Prescott during his injury, and he’s grateful for all the support.
Dak Prescott started the 2020 season off strong
Before he went down with his injury, Prescott was off to a hot start during the 2020 season. In the Week 2 game against the Atlanta Falcons, Prescott threw for 450 yards and a touchdown, and he had three rushing touchdowns to help the Cowboys defeat the Falcons 40-39. During the game, the Falcons had a 20 point lead, but Prescott’s four touchdowns in the second half helped the Cowboys come back and ultimately win the game in overtime.
Prescott became the first player in NFL history to pass for at least 400 yards and rush for three touchdowns in the same game. He was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week after his performance. During the Cowboys’ next game, Prescott put together another impressive performance against the Seattle Seahawks. He finished the game throwing for 472 and three touchdowns as the Cowboys lost 38-31.
Prescott had another big performance the next week against the Cleveland Browns. He finished the game with 502 passing yards and four touchdowns. The 27-year-old became the first player in NFL history to pass for at least 450 yards in three consecutive games.
Dak Prescott suffering a brutal injury against the Giants
Prescott looked to continue his success during the Week 5 matchup against the Giants. He completed 14 14 passes for 166 yards and had a rushing touchdown before he went down with an ankle injury in the third quarter. When the injury first occurred, Prescott went down to the ground immediately, holding his right ankle.
Prescott was very emotional when he suffered the injury, and he had to get carted off the field. His season was off to a great start, and unfortunately, it ended way too soon for the talented quarterback. Prescott suffered a compound fracture and dislocation to his right ankle. He underwent surgery, forcing him to miss the remainder of the season. Before the injury, he had 1,949 total yards, 13 touchdowns, and a 68 percent completion rate.
Dak Prescott thank everyone for all their support
The past few days have been tough for Prescott as he’s going through the recovery process. There have been many people reaching out to Prescott and offering their prayers and support. On Thursday, he made his first public comments on his Instagram story. “Forever thankful for the love and support I’ve received,” Prescott wrote. “I’ll be back stronger and better. Thank you all.”
Suffering a season-ending surgery is not easy to deal with, and Prescott is grateful to have so many people offer their support as he goes through the healing process. He’s determined to return to full strength when the recovery process is over, and he will be excited to get back on the field. This minor setback in Prescott’s career will only make him become a better player.