Skins tight end Chris Cooley joined “The Sports Junkies” in studio and talked about what went wrong with his knee this season and his future in burgundy and gold.
Cooley explained his knee is suffering from a lack of medial cartilage, which some players play through during the season. However, the Redskins pro bowl tight end elaborated that if he was not put on IR, the continued stress would accelerate the damage, making Cooley have to undergo microfracture surgery in hopes the holes drilled in the knee would regrow cartilage.
He explained that when he was working out in March and April he experienced stiffness after recovery and surgery and thought it was normal and continued to prepare for this season. Cooley also says that if he was able to train in the team’s facility and not on his own due to the lockout, he believed his discomfort would have shown earlier to doctors and trainers.
He also mentioned he wants to finish his career as a Redskin and can see the team bringing both him and Fred Davis back. Cooley played the role of GM and said Davis could be franchised since the average salary of top tight ends isn’t outrageous, leaving enough cap space for both.
Cooley explains what exactly is the problem with his knee:
Cooley explains how his knee injury occurred and what could have prevented the damage:
Cooley thinks Fred Davis will get the Franchise Tag next year:
Cooley doesn’t want to go anywhere else to play football:
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