The Facts: Cooper has an ankle issue that he’s working through and that he won’t participate through the rest of minicamp and HC Mike McCarthy is hopeful that Cooper will be ready for training camp.
Diehards Line: It is not viewed as a major injury, but an "irritation" in his ankle that came to be roughly two weeks ago and it has prohibited Cooper from running, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported. Cooper is unlikely to be able to run for the next two-three weeks, because rest is needed to remedy the ankle, Rapoport added. The reasoning behind him missing the start of camp and possibly ending up on the physically unable to perform list comes amid concern that with his inability to run, Cooper might not be in proper shape to avoid reinjuring the ankle at that time. McCarthy was asked about Cooper not participating to this point and he noted that injuries are a part of the game and that they give other people opportunities to shine and show off. He said they have had six receivers who have been out and that has allowed Tony Pollard some opportunities.