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Dak Prescott headed to surgery after a gruesome ankle injury [Updated]

Dallas QB Dak Prescott is carted off the field after a severe ankle injury that requires surgery this evening.
Dallas QB Dak Prescott is carted off the field after a severe ankle injury that requires surgery this evening.
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has been taken to the hospital after being carted off the field today versus the Giants after suffering what seems to be a serious lower leg injury.

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Prescott will undergo surgery on Sunday night.

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Prescott was having one of the best starts to a season in NFL history, he was on pace to be the first player to ever throw for 2000 yards through five games.

Now, Prescott will likely need season-ending surgery to recover from this injury.

The Cowboys quarterback was playing on an exclusive franchise tag that was worth $31.4 million this season in hopes of signing a bigger contract after the season.

This injury could change the dynamics of those conversations between the Cowboys and Prescott.

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We won’t know the official diagnosis of Prescott until later but sports doctors on Twitter are saying that Prescott likely has a fractured ankle with a dislocation.

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It’s an injury that is similar to the one suffered by Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward a few years ago.

Well wishes from other NFL players began to roll in quickly:

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[Update, Sunday, October 11, 2020, 8:28 pm ET]: The Cowboys have revealed that Prescott has suffered a compound fracture and dislocation of his ankle.

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