Sometimes, Cowboys reporters just drop injury news on an unsuspecting public out of the blue. That is what has happened today as it’s being reported that star receiver Amari Cooper had to have an MRI on his right ankle. There are conflicting reports about the results as of now. Calvin Watkins made it seem like a precautionary thing and that Cooper was fine.
Cowboys WR Amari Cooper had an MRI on his ankle today a source tells @dmn_cowboys The source said it’s more precautionary and that he’s fine.— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) September 25, 2019
David Moore gave it a little more sense of seriousness with his tweet.
The MRI was on Amari Cooper’s right ankle. The issue that slowed him in training camp was w/ his left foot. Club is awaiting results. https://t.co/CmEIZLyWEB— David Moore (@DavidMooreDMN) September 25, 2019
Moore notes that the team doesn’t have results yet, so that leaves the situation up in the air. A player might get an MRI even though the team doesn’t think anything is seriously wrong, but the fact that there is an underlying issue that even calls for an MRI is somewhat troubling. At no point after the Dolphins game did the club or Jason Garrett indicate there was an injury to Cooper, so it’s unclear when something happened that caused the team to order an MRI.
Ed Werder notes that the Cowboys aren’t concerned.
Source says the #Cowboys have “no concern” about Amari Cooper’s sore right ankle.— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) September 25, 2019
Cooper ended up being limited at today’s practice. The rest of the Cowboys report had some interesting news.
Limited participants at Cowboys practice: WR Amari Cooper (ankle), WR Tavon Austin (concussion), S Kavon Frazier (non-injury), LB Luke Gifford (ankle), G Zack Martin (back) and S Xavier Woods (ankle). Three missed practice: DE Crawford (hip), WR Gallup (knee) and NT Woods (knee).— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) September 25, 2019
Xavier Woods returned to practice although he was limited, as did Tavon Austin. Zack Martin was also limited with his back issues and linebacker Luke Gifford got his first practice session of the season even though he was also limited.