Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott’s right hand that he injured against the Washington Redskins should be fine.
Prescott went to the locker room in the second quarter on Thursday night after sustaining an injury to his throwing hand. Swelling was evident, but he was able to finish the game. He led the Cowboys to a 38-14 victory and before the end of the game he got some good news about his hand by simply looking at it.
“X-rays after the game, they were negative. This was all very good for Dak Prescott,” Ian Rapoport said on NFL Network. “The back of his hand swelled up, as he mentioned, which left some difficulty to throw. It’s also worth noting that because of the punt return, halftime for instance, it was a long period of time where Dak did not throw, so he was able to recover fine. The swelling even by the end of the game and postgame had gone down.”
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 1, 2017
Prescott passed for 102 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Cowboys victory. He has dealt with a lot this season, including offensive line injuries and the absence of his backfield mate, Ezekiel Elliott, due to suspension. The last thing he needed while trying to carry the team in Elliott’s absence was a serious injury to try to play through.