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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott said he is “ready to start this road to come back” and is in “great spirits” after having season-ending surgery for a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle.
“Just want everyone to know that I’m doing well,” Prescott said in a video posted to Instagram on Thursday as he was heading to the doctor to see his leg for the first time since having surgery. “I can’t thank you enough for your love, your support, your prayers over the last few days. They’ve been more than overwhelming.
“Just knowing that I have that much love and support out there makes a huge difference. I’m in great spirits.”
Prescott was sent home from the hospital Monday afternoon after undergoing surgery Sunday night. A source said Prescott, 27, is facing four to six months of rehab, but Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said, “As I’ve found out in my short time here, he’s going to challenge any timeline.”