Chris Cooley's Season Is Over As Redskins Place TE On Injured Reserve

Redskins TE Chris Cooley suffered a finger injury last week and the team announced they're placing him on injured reserve, ending his season.

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Chris Cooley's Injury Lands Him On IR, Season Is Over

Chris Cooley underwent surgery on his finger recently and it was believed that he would only miss a few weeks but the Washington Redskins announced that he has been placed on injured reserve, which means his season is over. Cooley has also had some issues with his knee since the preseason.

The question becomes now whether Cooley will ever suit up for the Redskins again, as SB Nation DC notes.

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.

Cooley signed a $30 million deal prior to the 2007 season which runs through the 2013 season. He's due approximately $7.65 million over the next two season so it wouldn't be unheard of if they released him.

For now, though, he sits on IR and awaits his future.

Check out SB Nation's Hogs Haven to see what 'Skins fans are saying about the move. 

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Chris Cooley Injury: Finger Surgery Will Keep Redskins TE Out Several Weeks

The Washington Redskins will be without their tight end for several weeks after Chris Cooley suffered a broken index finger in Week 6. The injury will require surgery and it could keep him out up to six weeks, according to a report.

The injury came on Sunday when he caught his first pass of the day and was hit hard by Nnamdi Asomugha bringing him to the ground. Head coach Mike Shanahan confirmed after the game that the injury would require surgery but didn't give a timetable on his return, though it's believed to be about six weeks.

Cooley told reporters after the game that his absence caused the Redskins to tweak their game plan.

"I know our game plan changed quite a bit when I went out of the game," Cooley said. "We had a two-tight-end package that we practiced a lot and we felt very confident in. And that's not to say anything bad about Logan [Paulsen] - he just didn't practice this week, as far as the tight end spot goes."

Paulsen can expect more practice time in the coming weeks.

Stay tuned to Hogs Haven to see the reaction to the injury in Washington.

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Chris Cooley Injury Update: Redskins Tight End Injures Hand

Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley has injured his hand against the Philadelphia Eagles. It is unclear how serious the injury is.

Redskins TE Chris Cooley injured hand. Trent Williams injured ankle. Their returns are questionable.
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Cooley has struggled so far this year after enjoying a career year in 2010. He has just six catches and 66 yards in four games this season. Video of the play in which Cooley was injured is embedded below -- it didn't look serious, so it's possible he may be able to return. Cooley has been dinged up quite often this year -- earlier this week, he had his surgically-repaired knee drained, although he downplayed the procedure to reporters.

Update: Cooley suffered a broken left index finger, according to Grant Paulsen on Twitter.

 

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