As they prepare for their Week 6 clash with the Los Angeles Chargers, the Dallas Cowboys aren't exactly the shining example of perfect health. Several Cowboys were hurt in last week's loss, including playmaker KaVontae Turpin, who suffered a high-ankle injury.
After the initial diagnosis had Turpin missing 4-6 weeks, the Cowboys received a surprising injury update regarding the 27-year-old on Friday.
KaVontae Turpin Injury Update
Cowboys website writer Nick Harris reported on Friday that Turpin is already back at practice, participating with the rehab and punt return groups. Considering how most Dallas fans thought we wouldn't see him back on the gridiron until sometime in November, this news is the best kind of surprise.
After finishing up at TCU in 2018, Turpin spent the next few years bouncing around various leagues, including the European League of Football and USFL. The Cowboys were impressed with his 2022 USFL MVP campaign, resulting in a three-year deal with the NFL club.
It didn't take long for Turpin to make an impact in Dallas. The Monroe, LA native recorded 303 pun return yards and 508 kick return yards in his first-ever NFL season, earning 2022 Pro Bowl honors along the way.
Although his return stats have slightly been down this season, he did make an impact on offense in Week 5 when he recorded a 26-yard receiving touchdown — the Cowboys' only time finding the end zone that game.
Nevertheless, Turpin's return to practice is promising and, hopefully, his return falls on the shorter side of his injury timetable. The Cowboys could use his playmaking ability after being held to fewer than 20 points in two of the last three games.
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