We finally have the official diagnosis of the injury that took Dak Prescott out of today's game and perhaps ended his season. Prescott was carted off the field in the 3rd Quarter of the Dallas Cowboys' victory over the New York Giants.
Dak's injury has been reported as a compound fracture and dislocation of the right ankle. He is undergoing surgery tonight.
Full official update from the Cowboys on QB Dak Prescott was Prescott has a right ankle compound fracture and dislocation. Was treated with a sterile dressing. Prescott will undergo surgery tonight to wash the wound and fix the fracture.
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) October 12, 2020
According to one source, this type of injury can take several months to heal. A basic ankle fracture might have had Prescott returning by December, but this more severe version could easily mean he won't be back at all in 2020.
How Dak's surgery goes and evaluations at that point will tell the true story. One thing we know for certain is Prescott is one of the toughest quarterbacks in the game; he should be back on the earlier side of whatever timetable he's given.
Our best wishes go to Dak Prescott for a good surgery and speedy recovery.