Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Allen Hurns, who suffered a gruesome injury during Saturday’s playoff game, issued a statement about his injury.
“I’ll be good to go by the beginning of the season,” he told the NFL Network, saying it was a broken fibula.
In the first quarter of the game, Hurns’s leg was wrenched in an odd angle as he was being tackled by Seattle Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald. In the video footage, Hurns was seen punching the ground following the injury.
Truly appreciate all the prayers. If you know me you know I don’t lack having faith. I trust and thank the man above through the ups and downs 🙏🏾. Ready to attack this recovery process, Better believe I will come back on a mission.
— Allen Hurns (@A1hurns) January 7, 2019
“Truly appreciate all the prayers. If you know me you know I don’t lack having faith. I trust and thank the man above through the ups and downs … Ready to attack this recovery process, Better believe I will come back on a mission,” he tweeted on Jan. 7.
Fox play-by-play announcer Joe Buck reacted in shock after the replay was shown, and Fox didn’t show the injury again.
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) January 6, 2019
Hurns, who was in tears, was being taken off the field and players on both sides went to offer support. He raised his hand to the crowd, drawing a cheer.
“It more so freaked me out because of how it looked,” Hurns was quoted by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as saying. The surgery on his leg lasted about two hours, he said.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, who held Hurns’s hand during the game after he was being tended by medical staff, issued an update about the player’s medical condition.
“Obviously not a good situation for Allen. It’s a serious injury that he has,” Garrett told reporters following the Cowboys’ 24-22 victory over the Seahawks, according to the NFL Network.
The coach added that “Allen’s in good hands. He’s going to come back. He’s going to play a lot of football for us in the future.”
A video of Hurns’ injury can be seen below (WARNING: GRAPHIC):
Not for the squeamish, but here's the Allen Hurns injury. It's gruesome. pic.twitter.com/2JARVLixza
— Tom Downey (@WhatGoingDowney) January 6, 2019
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that Hurns suffered a dislocated left ankle in addition to fractures, the Network reported. He said Hurns was in surgery following the team’s game.
“It’s terrible, man,” Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley told ESPN about the injury.
He added: “You never want to see an injury like that to any of your brothers out there. It’s unfortunate. I feel for him, and I just hope he’s in good spirits. I’m sure he’s got a lot on his mind. … That’s never a good feeling.”
During the 2018 season, Hurns caught 20 passes for 295 yards after he signed a two-year deal with Dallas as a free agent.
The Cowboys have until March 13 to pick up the last year of Hurns’ deal, which includes $4 million for his base salary and $2 million in other bonuses, reported ESPN.