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It has been a tough week for Dak Prescott. The Dallas Cowboys quarterback suffered a horrific ankle injury against the New York Giants this past Sunday, but that hasn’t kept him from sharing a positive outlook.
On Thursday morning, Prescott released a video via Instagram. His uplifting behavior was encouraging to see less than four days after he season came to an unexpected end.
“Just want everyone to know that I’m doing well,” Prescott said. “I can’t thank you enough for your love, your support, your prayers over the last few days. They’ve been more than overwhelming.
The Mississippi State product released the video as he was traveling back to the doctor to see his leg for the first time since his surgery to correct a fractured and dislocated ankle.
An update from @dak 🙏
“Great spirits. .. Ready to start this road to come back.” pic.twitter.com/Ylv6zIoKJ1
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 15, 2020
Prescott, who just turned 27 in late July, is expected to need four to six months of recovery time before returning to a football field. But it’s great news to see him in “great spirits,” as he describes it in the video.
The next phase after making his inevitable comeback from the injury will be what happens next with his playing career. Prescott was playing the 2020 season on the franchise tag, and it’s unknown whether the Cowboys will look to re-sign him following the injury.
If Prescott does end up somewhere other than Dallas, he should still manage to secure a big contract on the free agent mark. Multiple teams are always searching for a franchise quarterback, after all.
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