Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy clarified Amari Cooper’s absence from minicamp by stating the wide receiver is still working his way back from ankle surgery. According to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News, McCarthy hopes Cooper will be able to participate in full team activities by training camp.
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said WR Amari Cooper “is still working through” ankle injury, hence why he hasn’t practiced this spring. McCarthy “hopeful” that Cooper will be ready for start of training camp. Cooper had surgery this offseason.
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) June 9, 2021
What’s most surprising is that no one really knew Cooper even had surgery until the six-year veteran uploaded a picture of his ankle in a walking boot on Instagram with the caption, “Surgery was a success.”
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver posted this on his Instagram story on Thursday.
"Surgery was a success."
— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) January 7, 2021
Keep in mind that Cooper wasn’t even listed on the injury report before or after the Cowboys’ final game against the Giants this season.
Even if the surgery wasn’t deemed serious, anytime a receiver has surgery on their ankle has to be somewhat concerning, especially when Cooper and the Cowboys have been quite coy in detailing what type of surgery he had in the first place.
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