Watch: Cowboys RB Tony Pollard ruled out after horrific ankle injury vs 49ers in divisional matchup of NFL playoffs

The Dallas Cowboys were knocked out of the NFL divisional round after a low-scoring thriller loss to the San Francisco 49ers. The Cowboys have been eliminated from the playoffs three times in a row now.

The Cowboys entered the game as the second favorite against the most in-form team in the NFL, the 49ers. Both teams fought tooth and nail up until the last quarter, where the host got the last laugh and secured the spot in the conference championship.

The Cowboys also sustained a massive blow last night as their Running Back, Tony Pollard, suffered a horrific injury during the game.

What happened to Tony Pollard last night?

The Cowboys’ 25-year-old RB Tony had endured a horrific injury to his left ankle just before the halftime whistle. The 49ers safety tackled him to end an 8-yard rush on a second-and-2 play with the Cowboys quarterback.

After such a fatal injury, the Cowboys’ chance to finish the half with a lead went down the drain. The Cowboys lost the game eventually, which could have been avoided if the RB were still on the field.

Pollard was taken to the medical tent on the sidelines, and later he was taken out of the field by the cart. There has been no official announcement regarding the nature of the injury or diagnosis.

Pollard made his NFL debut in 2019 after being selected in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Cowboys. He scored 17 touchdowns in 62 games in a four-year career at Dallas.

Prior to the injury, the pro bowler rushed for 1007 yards with a 5.2-yard average per attempt and scored 9 touchdowns. He was a vital cog in the offense for the Cowboys. His absence will surely take a toll on them.

Do you think the game would have gone otherwise if the injury had not happened? Does Tony Pollard’s departure give the 49ers an advantage in winning? Share your thoughts in the comments section.


Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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