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Dr. David Chao: Dak Prescott's Shoulder Injury is Extremely Worrisome

Dr. David Chao: “Dak Prescott’s MRI had ‘good news’, no structural damage, but I still have worry with Dak. I’m not saying it’s the end of the world but he didn’t even throw at practice on Wednesday. This is a big, big deal because of how he went down. Don’t worry about the index finger, that’s not an issue, but this shoulder injury IS an issue. The play he hurt it on he rolled out and was dumped on his right elbow and the force from the elbow hitting the ground translated up the humorous into the shoulder and liked jammed his cuff. It’s a cuff contusion/bruise and bursitis. He was able to finish the game because the swelling takes time but now after a couple days it is quite swollen. I’m not going to say he’s going to miss this Eagles game for sure, but it’s not a guarantee that he’s going to be able to play or throw the ball down the field accurately. The rotator cuff is THAT important to a quarterback. It’s not long-term, it’s short-term, but this game is only a couple days away. Just because his MRI didn’t show a tear doesn’t mean he’s out of the woods. Don’t take the cheese in thinking that.” (Full Audio at Bottom of Page)

Listen to former NFL team doctor Dr. David Chao join Outkick the Coverage with Clay Travis to discuss Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott’s crucial shoulder injury that could determine the champion of the NFC East division.

Prescott has been extremely limited in practice this week with an injured throwing shoulder that he obtained in last week’s Rams game. Prescott was able to finish the game but ended the contest with only 212 passing yards, tied for the fewest he's recorded all season [New England game in the rain].

Prescott has claimed that he’s ‘Good to Go’ for Sunday’s showdown with the Philadelphia Eagles, but Prescott hasn’t even attempted throwing all week.

Check out the audio below as Chao, who worked with the San Diego Chargers as their team physician for 17 years, details why he’s extremely worried about Prescott’s ability to play through this injury, and says it’s no guarantee that he will be able to play.

Dr. David Chao: Dak Prescott's Shoulder Injury is Extremely Worrisome