Dak Prescott shared a video with his 2 million Instagram followers on Thursday to update them on the current status of his injury. The Dallas Cowboy’s quarterback suffered a compound fracture as well as a dislocation of his right ankle, which will cause him to miss the entire rest of the 2020 NFL season, according to a report from CBS Sports.
The 27-year-old’s injury happened in Dallas’ game against the New York Giants. In the third quarter, he rushed for nine yards before he was tackled by a Giants defensive back. Dak knew immediately that he was hurt, and was later stretchered off the field as tears rushed down his face.
In the clip, Dak reassured his fans that he was doing well and looking forward to the recovery process as well as growing from the situation. He also used the social media platform to express his gratitude for all support he has gotten since the injury occurred.
“I can’t thank you enough for your love, your support, your prayers over the last few days. They’ve been more than overwhelming,” he remarked. “Just knowing that I have that much love and support out there makes a huge difference. I’m in great spirits.”
After the gruesome incident, numerous other NFL stars — like JJ Watt, Patrick Mahomes, and Stefon Diggs — reached out to offer Dak their prayers and words of encouragement, according to a report from Sports Illustrated.
Dak also stated that he was looking forward to getting a different perspective on the game and that he still plans on supporting his teammates to the best of his ability.
Additionally, the athlete used to video to comment on his faith as it related to his injury.
“I’m just excited — excited for God’s purpose and God’s plan. I know it’s bigger than anything that I’ve seen or could imagine. I’m trusting him. My faith is doubled down more than ever,” he said.
After going through a successful surgery, Dak is expected to need between four to six months to fully recover. The organization’s owner, Jerry Jones, noted that he is expected to participate in the squad’s spring conditioning workouts.
“Physically there should be no problem with him being back out there in early May or April,” Jones said in a radio interview.
Jones was optimistic that Dak would recover faster than normal because of the determination and consistent work ethic he has regularly showcased in the past.