Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has shared a positive update on his condition days after suffering a gruesome injury on the field. With 6:33 left in the third quarter against the New York Giants on Sunday, Prescott was carted off the field with tears in his eyes.
Prescott suffered a compound fracture and dislocation of his ankle and he underwent the same night a surgery. Prescott, who was franchise-tagged this offseason, hoped to have a big season and sign a massive extension with the Cowboys next offseason.
"This little adversity is just going to be another chapter in the book," Prescott said, per TMZ. "And I'm excited to move forward and write it. "I can't thank you enough for all of your love, your support, your prayers over the last few days.
They've been more than overwhelming." Despite the setback, Prescott is confident everything will work out. "I'm ready to get this journey of the comeback started," Prescott noted. "So, God bless you all."
Logan Ryan felt terrible after injuring Prescott
Giants defensive end Ryan made a tackle on Prescott after which the Cowboys quarterback contracted a gruesome injury. "First and foremost, the worst thing that happened today was Dak's injury," Ryan said after the game, per the team's website.
"I mean, it's bigger than football. I feel terrible. It was a routine football play. Look, I study a lot. I thought this game would come down to me and Dak. I know it's a team game, but my job in this game plan was to make it tough on Dak.
He made it really tough on us. He's a hell of a player. He's gotten a lot better in his reads. He's got a really good arm. He was tearing it up there. He was making it hard on me. That's why this sucks." Ryan hopes Prescott will eventually get his money.
"I just told him, 'What would Kobe do?' I hope he comes back. I hope he gets $500 million (as a free agent). He deserves it," Ryan added. "Honestly, that was the worst thing that happened today. I have a sick taste in my stomach for it.
He was playing a hell of a game and it was a hell of a battle between us. I hate to see it, but stuff like that - adversity - it makes the real ones stronger. I heard he's getting surgery tonight. I asked my people to reach out so I can send him a tweet or get his phone number and wish him the best of luck.
There was no ill-will on my part. Dak is a hell of a player and he's had a hell of a year. I know he's going to come back even stronger."