It seems the Dallas Cowboys need to start their NFL regular season without their main quarterback as Dak Prescott has to undergo surgery following a thumb injury.
The 2022-23 NFL season is finally here, having started on the 8th of September with the game of LA Rams vs. Buffalo Bills. For the Cowboys, the season began this Sunday night as they went up against Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Cowboys suffered a devastating loss by the margin of 3-19. However, the biggest blow came when their star quarterback, Dak Prescott got injured mid-match and had to be taken out of the field.
In the aftermath of the match, Prescott was seen wearing a splint on his right hand. “I was told it was much cleaner than it could have been,” he replied when inquired about his injury.
Later, it was revealed that Prescott has suffered a thumb injury and will require surgery for the recovery. According to a report from ESPN’s Todd Archer, Dallas will miss out on Prescott for at least six-to-eight weeks. The quarterback is expected to return to the field against Chicago Bears on Oct 30.
Dak Prescott is expected to have surgery Monday on a right thumb injury and miss 6-8 weeks, according to multiple sources. He will meet with the team’s hand specialist on Monday, but sources said he will have a pin and plate inserted to stabilize the joint.
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) September 12, 2022
“It’s very disappointing, but injuries happen, can’t necessarily control it, just unfortunate,” Prescott said. “Obviously going to miss some time, not be there for my team and that’s what hurts more than anything, especially after the start we just put out there,” he added.
With Prescott absent, the Cowboys will have to rely on Cooper Rush as their starting quarterback for the next month and a half. The next match for the Cowboys is on Sept. 19 against Cincinnati Bengals. The fans of America’s Team are upset to miss such a key player for so long a time