DeMarco Murray will undergo surgery on hand; fantasy status unclear
DeMarco Murray will have to get surgery on his hand. We break down the fantasy implications.
Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray has a broken bone in his left hand and will have to undergo surgery, according to Todd Archer of ESPN. According to the report, there is a chance that Murray could play in Week 16 despite the injury. It’s unclear what the severity of the injury is at this point, but losing Murray for any stretch of time would be a big deal for Dallas.
Dallas took control of the NFC East on Sunday, beating the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football. Murray struggled in the game, with a per-carry average of just 2.6 yards, by far his lowest of the season. That said, he carried the ball 31 times and picked up 81 yards with a pair of touchdowns. On the season, he has 351 carries for 1,687 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Fantasy Impact: The Cowboys have a tough game against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 16. Losing Murray for that game would be huge, for both the Cowboys and for fantasy owners playing their championship matchups. For now, all they can do is sit back and see what the reports suggest later in the week.