Dallas Cowboys player Allen Hurns suffers gruesome leg injury in playoff game
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Allen Hurns (17) is taken from the field after an injury against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of the NFC wild-card NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
Dallas’ 24-22 over the Seattle Seahawks in the opening round of the NFL playoffs was marred by a gruesome injury to wide receiver Allen Hurns.
Hurns, who joined the Cowboys this season, was hurt in the opening quarter after making a 14-yard catch on third down.
The 27-year-old was being tackled to the ground by Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald when his left leg bent at an awkward angle.
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In the immediate moments after the play, Hurns was seen punching the ground as he lay on the field. NFL on Fox announcer Joe Buck reacted in shock as the initial replay was shown. Footage of the injury was not shown again during the broadcast.
Play was brought to a halt for several minutes as medical staff treated Hurns on the field, before putting him on a stretcher and carting him off.