Zorn: Cooley will likely end up on injured reserve

Washington Redskins coach Jim Zorn said injured TE Chris Cooley will “probably” end up on injured reserve after suffering an ankle injury in Monday night’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Zorn described Cooley’s injury as a chip on the bottom part of his tibia. He said Cooley will have a final evaluation by another doctor to confirm he needs surgery, although a final decision hasn’t been made. The minimum Cooley could miss at this point appears to be 6-8 weeks, according to Zorn.

Zorn said injured reserve is the likely destination for Cooley because he won’t be able to hold a roster spot open. He sounded resigned, though, that the loss of Cooley is for the long-term.

“It’s┬ájust devastating, because he’s such a good player for us, all over the field,” Zorn said about the loss of Cooley. “He’s good for our football team. … The loss of him on the field, and his fight, I think like the other really good players on our team, he brings the fight to the field. It’s going to be a big loss to us.”

Sources told NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora following the game that Cooley will miss the remainder of the season.

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