Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Allen Hurns suffered a scary injury early in the team’s opening-round playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. After hauling in a pass, Hurns was getting brought down and suffered a gruesome leg injury which left fans, teammates and everyone watching wincing. Thoughts immediately went out to the receiver, who was carted off the field shortly after receiving medical attention.
Here’s a look at the play, but note that it is very graphic.
The immediate reaction was an obvious concern for Hurns as his leg was turned and it looked incredibly bad. But after the video came to light, the belief was that he had suffered a broken ankle. As tough as it was to watch, you have to feel for the Cowboys pass-catcher, as David Helman of the team’s official website reveals Hurns was in tears while getting carted off.
Beyond the lower leg injury and the immediate thought that it was a broken ankle which could prove to be more, there hasn’t been much provided on Hurns’ status.
The Scene After Allen Hurns’ Injury
As The Dallas Morning News showed, Hurns was seen being put into an ambulance to head directly to the hospital after the injury.
Even prior to being carted off the field, both the Cowboys and Seahawks players went out of their way to make sure to show Hurns some love, as Jori Epstein of USA Today showed. The receiver also gave a thumbs up after getting on the cart and being transported off the field.
Latest Updates on Allen Hurns
There has been very little provided on Hurns to this point Erin Andrews reported on the TV broadcast that it was an ankle injury. Unfortunately, there’s no word on the severity of it and we haven’t received confirmation on updates beyond that or the word after he was taken off the field.
Update: After the game on Saturday had wrapped up, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spoke to the media and provided an update on Hurns. As Jori Epstein revealed, Hurns is said to have gone right into surgery and suffered a dislocated ankle and fractured knee.
There will likely be an additional update provided on Hurns’ status after surgery or in the morning. We’ll update this post to provide any new information that’s made public as it comes out.