Cowboys rookie receiver Dez Bryant suffered a broken ankle while returning a kick against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. The injury landed him on the injured reserve list for the rest of the season and in the operation room yesterday.
Bryant’s surgery was a success and they were able to repair any bone damage.
Bryant received a lot of praise this season for being able to step in as a rookie and make an immediate impact. Receivers coach Ray Sherman and interim head coach Jason Garrett had some encouraging words for Dez Bryant moving forward.
“Physically he’ll be a lot stronger because he’ll be in the offseason program,” Sherman said. “The other thing is he will gain more knowledge[of what] we need to do offensively: Be a better receiver, being a better route runner, being a more disciplined route runner [and] just having an overall understanding of what he needs to do.”
“The impact that he made in such a short period of time has been significant,”said Garrett. “There’s no question about that. You always want those guys to play more because they grow so much with each and every opportunity that they get. He just benefits so much from reps in practice and in games. He just continues to grow.”
Bryant was one of the brightest stars for the team this year and he will only continue improve. We will all look forward to having him back healthier than ever next season.