Dolphins receiver Allen Hurns took a scary shot to the head Sunday morning — at nearly the same spot on the field that he broke his leg in a gruesome injury the last January.
Hurns took a full-speed shot from Cowboys safety Jeff Heath, who was tracking a pass thrown by Josh Rosen. Hurns appeared to be a defenseless receiver but no flag was thrown.
He immediately went to the ground and stayed down for several minutes while concerned teammates took a knee in prayer.
Ultimately, he was able to stand up then walk off under his own power, but he was quite shaky and visibly woozy.
He was diagnosed with a concussion and ultimately left the stadium in an ambulance. Hurns remained in Dallas overnight with a member of the Dolphins’ medical staff for further observation.
It was not the return to Dallas Hurns had envisioned. He played for the Cowboys last year and suffered a stomach-turning ankle injury in their Wild Card game against the Seahawks last January.
The injury left the Dolphins with just three healthy receivers: Preston Williams, Jakeem Grant and DeVante Parker.
Rosen said after the game that the throw — and the damage it helped cause — was one of the “lower” moments of his career.
“I felt really bad about that,” Rosen said. “Hopefully he’s OK, I think he’s still meeting with the docs. But yeah, it sucks.”
▪ More bad injury news for the Dolphins: Starting left tackle Jesse Davis left the game in the first half with an arm injury. While the Dolphins listed Davis as questionable to return, but did not.
With Davis out, Michael Deiter slid from left guard to left tackle, with Evan Boehm filling in at guard.
Right guard Danny Isidora also left the game with injury, meaning all seven active Dolphins linemen were needed Sunday. Rookie Shaq Calhoun filled in for Isidora, making his first NFL appearance.