Tony Pollard suffered a severe leg damage throughout Sunday’s playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers, hampering the Cowboys offense and casting a cloud over his upcoming offseason.
Pollard injured his left leg throughout a second-quarter drive because the Cowboys regarded to attain earlier than halftime. After the sport, ESPN’s Todd Archer reported that he fractured his fibula and would require offseason surgical procedure.
With 1:36 remaining within the half, Pollard caught a brief go from Dak Prescott on second-and-2 then turned upfield for an 8-yard acquire. 49ers security Jimmie Ward tackled him, and Pollard’s ankle rolled violently below Ward’s physique.
Pollard wanted assist to a sideline medical tent and shortly left the sphere on a cart with a towel over his head.
He was fitted for an air solid earlier than he left the sphere and ruled out at halftime with an ankle injury.
The Cowboys did not instantly present additional particulars of his prognosis or verify the report postgame. The drive ended with a Prescott interception that arrange a 49ers discipline objective to take a 9-6 lead into halftime.
Pollard, 25, emerged in 2022 because the Cowboys’ simplest operating again in his first Professional Bowl season whereas sharing snaps with longtime starter Ezekiel Elliott. He led the Cowboys within the common season with 1,007 dashing yards on 5.2 yards per carry. He added 39 catches for 371 yards whereas tallying 12 whole touchdowns.
His damage is a troublesome blow as he enters the offseason and not using a contract. He was in line for a giant payday on the conclusion of his four-year, $3.2 million rookie deal.