NFL ace Allen Hurns suffers horror ankle injury in Cowboys play-off victory

COWBOYS star Allen Hurns suffered a gruesome ankle injury that left his foot facing the wrong way.

The wide receiver had to be taken off on a stretcher during Dallas' 24-22 win over Seattle Seahawks in the opening round of the NFL playoffs.

 Allen Hurns writhes on the floor in agony after breaking his leg

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Allen Hurns writhes on the floor in agony after breaking his leg

Hurns is in his first season with the Cowboys after being released by the Jacksonville Jaguars in March.

The horrific incident happened in the opening quarter while making 14-yard catch on third down.

Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald tackled the 27-year-old to the ground but his left leg turned awkwardly.

Hurns was left punching the ground in agony.

 Hurns ankle faces the wrong way after being tackled

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Hurns ankle faces the wrong way after being tackled
 Team-mates look on as Hurns waits for medical attention

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Team-mates look on as Hurns waits for medical attention
 The wide receiver underwent surgery on Saturday night

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The wide receiver underwent surgery on Saturday night

He received treatment on the field before being taken off on a stretcher.

Owner and general manager Jerry Jones said that Hurns was "probably in surgery at this time" after the game on Saturday night.

NFL fans offered their support for the wide receiver on social media with one saying: "God bless you Allen Hurns. Speedy recovery. Future pro baller."

Another wrote: "Praying for your complete recovery, young man!! You' be back at it in no time!!"

Having watched the incident, one added: "Prayers to Allen Hurns, that was tough to watch."

 

COWBOYS star Allen Hurns suffered a gruesome ankle injury that left his foot facing the wrong way.