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Cowboys' Allen Hurns sustains severe lower leg injury

1 year 1 month 1 week ago Saturday, January 05 2019 Jan 5, 2019 January 05, 2019 6:55 PM January 05, 2019 in Sports - AP - Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Dallas Cowboys receiver Allen Hurns appeared to sustain a severe lower left leg injury in the first quarter of a wild-card playoff game against Seattle.

Hurns was being dragged down by Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald at the end of a 14-yard catch for a first down when his lower left leg appeared to buckle Saturday night. The injury was announced as an ankle injury.

The 27-year-old Hurns writhed in pain on the turf as medical personnel rushed out to immobilize his leg. He was taken off the field on a cart after being placed on a stretcher, tears streaming down his face.

Several players from both teams crowded around the stretcher as Hurns was wheeled off. Hurns held up his left fist as the crowd cheered while the cart was driven off the field.

The Cowboys signed Hurns as a free agent in the offseason after waiving franchise career touchdown catches leader Dez Bryant in a cost-cutting move. With the catch against the Seahawks, Hurns had 21 catches for 309 yards with two touchdowns this season.

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