That’s why Hayward — who suffered a similar compound fracture in his right leg in 2017 — reached out to the Dallas Cowboys quarterback after seeing his brutal injury on Sunday afternoon.
“If there’s anything I can do to help, don’t hesitate to reach out,” Hayward tweeted at Prescott, in part. “You’re not alone!”
Hayward suffered similar injury in 2017
Hayward, just minutes into his very first game with the Boston Celtics in 2017, awkwardly fell on his leg while trying to catch a pass near the rim. His left ankle was twisted the complete wrong way while he sat there in pain as players both on the court and on the nearby bench scattered away shook up.
Hayward was diagnosed with a fractured tibia and dislocated ankle, and he underwent surgery the next day.
Prescott was tackled awkwardly as he scrambled for a first down in the second half. His right ankle was twisted the wrong way, and he was quickly carted off the field and to a local hospital for surgery on his compound fractured and dislocated ankle.
Hayward isn’t the only one planning to reach out to Prescott after seeing him go down. Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith said he plans to in the near future, as he just made his return nearly 700 days after suffering his own gruesome leg injury — which he needed 17 surgeries to recover from and nearly lost his leg battling an infection. The only reason he hasn’t yet, he said on Tuesday, is because he didn’t “want to scare the hell out of” Prescott.
It’s unknown how long it’ll take Prescott to recover and retake the field.
Throughout that process, though, it’s clear he’s got plenty of support pouring in to help.
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