Allen Hurns suffered a dislocated and fractured ankle in a gruesome incident against the Seahawks, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones revealed.
The wide receiver appeared to twist his ankle in the wrong direction under a tackle from Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald in the first quarter of the Cowboys’ win on Saturday.
Coach Jason Garrett entered the field to comfort Hurns as he was carted away, with Jones believing the player would be undergoing surgery in the immediate aftermath of the game.
“He has a dislocated ankle as well as fractures,” Jones told reporters after the 24-22 win. “He is, at this time, probably having surgery. My understanding is that he would be in surgery.”
Garrett added to a news conference: “I don’t want to get into too many details, but it was a significant injury to his lower leg.”
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But the Cowboys coach was pleased with the way his team responded to seeing a teammate go down.
“Obviously it’s not a big situation for Allen,” he said. “He made a big-time play for us, but it’s a serious injury that he has.
“It’s a challenging situation for players. You’re emotionally ready to play, you’re in the ball game, and that happens. Trust me, the guys on a football team care so much about each other.
“They see their brother on the field like that and that’s not easy. You have to regroup, you have to be professional and you have to get back to work.
“Allen is in good hands. He’s going to come back and he’s going to play a lot of football for us in the future.”