According to Schefter, Hurns is expected to be ready to return to football by August if there no complications or anything out of the ordinary, despite the gruesome injury.
This fits with David Chao’s video diagnosis from last night. Chao says Hurns specifically suffered an ankle fracture/dislocation along with a fibula fracture and a ligament tear that would require surgery. However, Chao says that Hurns has a “reasonable chance” to be ready to return for Week 1 of the 2019 season.
Hurns, 27, signed on with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent out of Miami back in 2014. He was in the final year of his rookie contract when the Jaguars signed him to a five-year, $40.6 million deal that included $20 million guaranteed in 2016.
Hurns was set to make base salaries of $6.9 million and $7.9 million over the next two years of the agreement when the Jaguars released him back in March. The Cowboys later signed him to two-year, $12 million contract.
In 2018, Hurns appeared in 16 games for the Cowboys and caught 20 passes for 295 yards receiving and two touchdowns.