Truly 2020 season is tremendously unpredictable with new trending topics week in week out, either it is the NFL fining those violating the COVID-19 protocols, players testing positive for the coronavirus, or gruesome injuries.
A lot of attention has been diverted to responding in curbing the spread of the COVID-19 in the league as the 32 teams are mandated to follow the COVID-19 protocols, provided to them by the NFL.
The NFL has been strictly in enforcing teams, coaches and players to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols, and to send warning memo to all the 32 NFL teams to observe them.
No one is spared if caught violating the rules and regulation and that was the case with the Seattle Seahawks’ Pete Carroll, Denver Broncos’ Vic Fangio, and the San Francisco 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan who was fined $100000 individually and their respective clubs $250000 for violating the face-covering rules.
On Sunday we witnessed a gruesome ankle injury of Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott during the 3rd quarter of their game against the New York Giants. Prescott’s ankle twisted awkwardly as his foot faced the wrong direction following a tackle from Giants cornerback Logan Ryan.
The scenery was extremely disturbing for the viewers as the bone penetrated his skin while dislocating his right ankle. Prescott couldn’t hide his pain as tears flowed down on his cheeks in anguish though he raised his fist towards the sky while having carried out of the field on a cart.
Despite their quarterback, Dak Prescott succumbing to an ankle injury, and replacing him with Andy Dalton the Cowboys went ahead to win the game 37-34 against the Giants.
At the moment Prescott is leading the NFL with 1,856 passing yards, making him the 1st player in the league history to record 450 yards or more in three straight contests. Before his injury, he was racked up 1,690 passing yards through the first 4 weeks of the season, which is the most in NFL history.
On Sunday night, Prescott underwent successful surgery to repair the compound fracture and dislocation in his right ankle. If all goes well, he is expected to take four to six months towards his road to recovery.
We are hoping and praying that it won’t be a career-ending injury for Prescott, as we remember both wide receiver Allen Hurns and Defensive end Connor Barwin were able to return playing after dislocating their ankles.
Ironically Washington quarterback Alex Smith returned to the field on Sunday after being out of action for two years due to a broken tibia and fibula. More reasons to stay optimistic that Prescott will be back in good time and better than before.
The franchise owner Jerry Jones was quick to rally his support for Prescott and shared the team’s disappointment on his injury and outpouring messages in showing solidarity with him during times like this and standing by him.
We can’t predict injuries or what might happen to the players each time they player every Sunday, though we expect a great game.
Rachel Lott is a Reporter for Chroniclex After graduating from Cuyahoga Community College, Rachel got an internship at USA Evening and worked as a Reporter and Producer. Rachel has also worked as a Reporter for WKYC TV and Fox News Channel. Rachel Covers International Developments.