The Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley said in his Twitter feed that he is hopefully able to be back in four weeks, and that means he could still play some games his Redskins jersey before the season ends.
A doctor had tests on the two-time Pro Bowl player’s broken right ankle and planned to have surgery on Wednesday. Four weeks is a long time missing but it is just much better than what Coach Jim Zorn expected. Zorn said earlier Tuesday that Cooley would be sidelined a minimum of six to eight weeks and would probably be placed on season-ending injured reserve.
Cooley stumbled to the turf without contact on the first play of the second quarter of Monday night’s 24-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. This guy has never missed a game since he was drafted by the Redskins in the third round in 2004. To lose him, the team loses their most reliable pass-catching threat.