EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - DECEMBER 05: Chris Cooley #47 of the Washington Redskins runs the ball after a reception against the New York Giants on December 5 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Redskins 31-7. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Chris Cooley Injury: Redskins' Tight End Placed On Injured Reserve, Says It Was For Knee Injury

Chris Cooley's injuries have become too much for him to overcome. The Redskins have placed Cooley on injured reserve, ending his 2011 season. In an interview with reporters, Cooley said his knee, not his finger, was the reason why.

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Chris Cooley Injury Upate: Redskins' Tight End Expects 3-4 Months Of Recovery On Knee

For the first time since going on IR, Chris Cooley made some public comments this morning about his injury, his decision to be put on IR, and his future with the team. Here is some of what he said.

Chris Cooley says the decision was made to go to the IR based on a meeting with James Andrews in Florida this week. #Redskins
Oct 27 via Twitter for AndroidFavoriteRetweetReply

It is intersting that it seems like it was Cooley's decision to go on IR and not the team's, but I guess he felt that it would take him too long to come back and he didn't want to put the team in a tough position. Cooley believes it will take about 3-4 months to rehab completely, which is just too much time for the Redskins to hold a roster spot for him. One of the more interesting things he said relates to his previous nee injury and how that could have been handled differently if there was no lockout.

Cooley said he feels 100% a casualty of the lockout.. Not being able 2 treat his knee w/trainers & doctors during offseason "it's a shame"
Oct 27 via TweetCaster for iOSFavoriteRetweetReply

I'm sure we'll hear plenty more about this in the coming days, and I wouldn't be surprised if the NFL wants to talk to Cooley about these comments. As for his future with the team, Cooley seems committed to staying with teh Redskins in the long term.

"I have no desire to play for anybody else." - Cooley. #Redskins
Oct 27 via Twitter for BlackBerry®FavoriteRetweetReply

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Chris Cooley Injury Leaves Tight End's Future With Washington Redskins In Question

Chris Cooley's latest injury that has sent him to injured reserve is a tough setback for the popular Washington Redskins' tight end. Whether it was his broken finger or his troublesome nagging knee injury that did him in, the result is still the same. Now, the Redskins' tight end must wonder about his future in Washington. Has he played his last game for the Redskins?

Cooley is technically under contract until 2014, but this is the NFL, where players can be released. With Fred Davis emerging as a legitimate option, it may not be wise for the Redskins to pay Cooley his $3.8 million base salary for next season. The Redskins may consider restructuring the deal to keep him in the fold at a lower salary, which could be a fair compromise if they feel Cooley still has something left and if Cooley agrees to it. However, Cooley will be 30 next season and has already shown signs of slowing down. After playing in all 80 games in his first five seasons, Cooley has missed 20 games in the past three years.

If this is indeed it for Cooley, what a Redskins career it has been. He ranks first in franchise history in receptions for a tight end with 428, which is also good for fifth overall among any receiver who has played for the franchise. He was a mainstay in the organization when everything else was unstable and will be remembered as a fan favorite no matter what happens at the end of the day. We will have to wait and see what the Redskins elect to do once the 2011 season ends.

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Chris Cooley Injury Update: Washington Redskins Tight End Placed On Injured Reserve

Chris Cooley is officially done for the season. The Washington Redskins linebacker has been placed on injured reserve, according to a team press release. Cooley had undergone surgery to fix a broken hand last week and has also been bothered by a knee injury since the preseason.

The Redskins would not say which injury caused them to end Cooley's year. Previously, it looked like Cooley may return from the hand injury in November. However, the Redskins have obviously decided to shut him down instead.

Cooley has struggled all year, catching just eight passes for 65 yards this season. However, the Redskins will miss his leadership and presence in the running game. Cooley has played eight NFL season, all with the Redskins, and has 428 receptions during that span.

Cooley is not technically a free agent until 2014, but with his production declining and injuries piling up, many are wondering if he has played his last game as a member of the Redskins.

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Chris Cooley Injury Update: Washington Redskins' Tight End Says He'll Miss At Least A Month

Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley announced that he is likely going to miss at least a month due to a broken finger injury suffered in the Washington Redskins' 20-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Cooley, who had surgery on the finger on Wednesday, told "The Sports Junkies" on 106.7 The Fan that he would miss 4-6 weeks.

Cooley said he surgery was successful in repairing his index finger but the hardest part is being able to withstand contact on it, like catching a football, without experiencing pain.  However, Cooley’s timetable for return isn’t that long.

"You say it’s a broken bone.  So you say it’s four to six weeks."

Later, Cooley held court with reporters in the Redskins' locker room and said he expects the injury to sideline him for at least a month. We will see exactly when he is coming back, but either way, he is not going to be out for the rest of the season.

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Chris Cooley Injury Update: Washington Redskins' Tight End Out Indefinitely, Having Surgery Wednesday

The injury status of Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley remains uncertain one day after Cooley suffered a broken hand in the Redskins' 20-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. In his press conference on Monday, coach Mike Shanahan said Cooley would be undergoing surgery on his index finger on Wednesday and will also have his troublesome knee examined again.

Via Redskins PR:

"He’s going to get [his index finger] operated on Wednesday and I think after the surgery I need to get some more opinions on his knee. We did rest it and it did swell up again eventually.  We need to know what the doctors think with the finger, with the knee, exactly where he’ll be at… We’ll listen to opinions over the next few days, especially after the surgery to make a decision for sure." 

Cooley has struggled all season catching the ball, and with his knee injury also in the picture, it will probably be a while until he sees the field again.

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Chris Cooley Injury Update: Redskins Tight End Has Broken Finger, Will Need Surgery

Chris Cooley left Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles with an apparent hand injury. It was later reported that the tight end had a broken index finger, an injury that will require surgery. Apparently the injury happened when Cooley had it jammed by Nnamdi Asomugha.

Via Ryan O' Halloran of CSN:

Cooley will need surgery on broken finger.

Cooley said his index finger broke when he had it pressed [against] his body and it was rammed by Nnamdi.

At this point, all we know is that Cooley will need surgery but his status long-term is still unknown. Fred Davis, who's been very productive all season, will continue to see increased targets with Cooley out. Davis led all pass-catchers today with 6 catches for 95 yards. Logan Paulsen, the second year tight end out of UCLA, will also receive increased reps this week with Cooley out.

After the game, Cooley was seen in the player's lot with a cast on the broken index finger.

Via 106.7's Chris Kinard:

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Chris Cooley Injury Update: Washington Redskins Tight End Has Broken Hand, According To Report

The latest Chris Cooley injury update is bad news for the Washington Redskins and any fantasy owners who somehow still have the Redskins' tight end on their roster. Cooley left the Redskins' game against the Philadelphia Eagles after taking a hit on a tackle by Nnamdi Asomougha, and according to an ESPN 980 report, Cooley broke his hand on the play.

We know for sure that Cooley will not be returning to the game because he was spotted on the sidelines without pads on. The latest report confirms the suspicions most had at the time the injury was first sustained.

Cooley has had a poor year receiving, but his blocking ability has always been essential to the Redskins in their 3-1 start. Fred Davis will have to step up even more to replace Cooley if he indeed misses a lot of time.

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