NFL receiver Hurns vows 2019 return after horror injury

Dallas Cowboys receiver Allen Hurns raises his first as he is wheeled off the field following a severe lower left leg injury Saturday

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Allen Hurns, who suffered a gruesome left ankle injury in an NFL playoff game, vowed Sunday he will be ready for September's start of the 2019 campaign. Hurns suffered a horrific left ankle dislocation and left leg fractures Saturday in the first quarter of the Cowboys' 24-22 victory over visiting Seattle, undergoing surgery to repair a broken fibula. "I'll be good to go by the beginning of the season," Hurns told the NFL Network on Sunday. Hurns was hurt after making a 14-yard reception on a pass from Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and being tackled by Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald. McDougald fell on Hurns, whose leg bent awkwardly, leaving his foot cocked at an unnatural angle as he lay face down on the field. Hurns remained on the turf for several minutes while trainers stabilized his left leg in an air cast before he was stretchered off the field, teammates and rivals wishing him their best as he exited. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett held Hurns's left hand as he was treated on the field and the player raised his fist to salute cheering fans as he was driven away. "Obviously not a good situation for Allen. It's a serious injury that he has," Garrett said. "Allen's in good hands. He's going to come back. He's going to play a lot of football for us in the future." Hurns, 27, signed a two-year deal with the Cowboys last year after playing his first four NFL seasons for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He made 20 catches this season for 295 yards and two touchdowns.