One of the worst moments during Monday night’s Dallas Cowboys win over the New York Giants was when wide receiver Amari Cooper left the game due to injury. Breaths were held.
Of course, the last time that the Cowboys visited MetLife Stadium we saw Cooper leave with injury. He didn’t return to that game, but he did re-join his teammates on Monday night and played well after doing so. While that’s true, it’s also worth saying that Cooper left the game for a reason, an apparent knee injury.
The Cowboys are already back at work getting ready for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings. Shortly after Jason Garrett’s press conference on Thursday it was reported that Amari Cooper underwent an MRI on Wednesday and that he will miss Thursday’s practice.
Amari Cooper got an MRI on Wednesday and he’s seeing the doctor today to go over the results.— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) November 7, 2019
Amari Cooper isn’t going to practice today after sustaining that knee injury on Monday.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) November 7, 2019
Think that’s more about the short week than anything. Cowboys are optimistic he can practice tomorrow and play Sunday.
Remember that Cooper returned to the game against the Giants and wasn’t limited in a way that was obvious or apparent. Having Cooper undergo an MRI seems precautionary; like the Cowboys are just dotting all of their i’s and crossing all of their t’s to be safe. That’s the right way to handle things.
Still, though, things like this always make you nervous. While that’s true, keep in mind that the Cowboys are confident that everything will be fine.
Update: 3:35pm ET
Amari Cooper received positive news on his MRI. The fact that he’s describing it as “manageable” makes you think there’s at least something there, but if he’s good then there’s no need to worry.
He also tells me takes treatment seriously and gets it everyday. I asked him, in a contract year, why he has played through knee, heel and quad issues as hard as he has...”I love football” https://t.co/PcNTJsT0BZ— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) November 7, 2019
Amari is pretty tough.