As physically grueling as football is, it’s tough when a player sustains an injury away from the field. Cowboys running back Darren McFadden knows this too well. McFadden will be out at least 2 months as he recovers from a broken elbow. He may even miss Dallas’ September 11 opener.
Accidents happen, but the “how” is always interesting. He apparently got injured trying to not drop his cell phone. We’ve all had that panic when our cell phone is about to hit the ground, but how hard did he try to save his phone?
McFadden surprisingly led the Cowboys in rushing last season, which just under 1,100 yards. If he suffers a setback, look for rookie Ezekiel Elliot to make a big impact early.
Coach Jason Garrett said the injury happened over Memorial Day weekend at McFadden’s house. McFadden fell on the elbow trying not to drop his cell phone, Cowboys running backs coach Gary Brown said.
McFadden took part in last week’s organized team activities, wearing a protective sleeve on his arm, but he did not say anything to the team’s athletic training staff until Friday.