Turns out Darren McFadden didn’t injure his elbow diving for a dropped phone after all.
According to Pete Perkins in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, McFadden said the injury actually came from slipping on wet cement next to a swimming pool.
“I just slipped down and landed on my elbow,” McFadden said. “My phone was in my hand, and so people kind of put that story out.”
It came as a surprise when McFadden suddenly had to have elbow surgery prior to the team’s veteran mini-camp earlier this month. The Cowboys initially said McFadden suffered the injury while trying to catch his cell phone and keep it from hitting the ground.
McFadden said he has a few more weeks in his arm brace but feels great otherwise. He had 1,089 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games with Dallas last season.