Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden broke his elbow in an accident at his home over the Memorial Day weekend, head coach Jason Garrett said in a press conference Tuesday. The injury is expected to leave McFadden sidelined for at least two months.
Running backs coach Gary Brown said McFadden injured the arm trying to catch a dropped iPhone. "Cracked his elbow instead of his phone," Brown told reporters.
The 2008 fourth overall pick seemed ready to compete for touches with a few capable teammates before the injury, including Lance Dunbar, former Washington Redskin Alfred Morris and newly drafted running back Ezekiel Elliot, who is reportedly going to headline the Cowboys' offense.
McFadden led the Cowboys last season with 1,089 rushing yards, over 700 more than fellow running back Joseph Randle.
McFadden had surgery for the injured elbow Tuesday morning, Garrett said.