Dallas Cowboys Receiver Allen Hurns Suffers The Worst Ankle Injury In Sporting History
If you're not a fan of gruesome injuries, then look away now.
Allen Hurns' ankle injury in the first quarter of Saturday night's Wild Card game against the Seattle Seahawks might be the worst of all time.
The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver lay on his stomach in pain as his left foot pointed upwards after hauling in a 14-yard pass from quarterback Dak Prescott,
The video of the Allen Hurns injury is gross enough as it is but this picture is what really convinced me this might be the worst injury I've ever witnessed. The dudes entire left foot is backwards pic.twitter.com/BKAAEpZ4NH- dom (@_domgian) January 6, 2019
It suddenly dawned on viewers that his injury was serious. Hurns received immediate medical attention from the Cowboys' medical team and was taken to hospital.
It was later confirmed by owner Jerry Jones that the 27-year-old suffered a dislocated left ankle in addition to fractures.
Again, if awful injuries aren't your thing, look away now.
Not for the squeamish, but here's the Allen Hurns injury. It's gruesome. pic.twitter.com/2JARVLixza- Tom Downey (@WhatGoingDowney) January 6, 2019
It was also Jones' understanding that Hurns was in surgery following the win, and remarkably a source told ESPN that Hurns is expected to be ready to return to football by August.
Cowboys teammate Cole Beasley spoke about the injury afterwards:
"It's terrible, man. You never want to see an injury like that to any of your brothers out there. It's unfortunate." he said after the game.
"I feel for him, and I just hope he's in good spirits. I'm sure he's got a lot on his mind. It sucks, man. That's never a good feeling."
Best thoughts are with Allen Hurns after his ankle injury :pray: pic.twitter.com/qgTqMIIQPr- Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 6, 2019
Dam son, allen hurns is got a bad deal roght there pic.twitter.com/CG0ycM0A5c- Dookster329 (@dookster329) January 6, 2019
Our best wishes go out to Hurns and we hope to see him back in action for the Cowboys as soon as possible.