Cardinals’ VP of media relations Mark Dalton announced that first-round pick G Jonathan Cooper has been placed on season-ending injured reserve.
Cooper unfortunately suffered a broken leg a few week ago and has since undergone surgery. The team was holding out hope that Cooper could play again this season, but he’ll now have to wait until 2014 to make his professional debut.
Arizona’s offensive line has been a major concern in recent years, so losing a quality talent like Cooper figures to be a decent setback.
Cardinals HC Bruce Arians mentioned that first-round pick G Jonathan Cooper underwent surgery on his broken leg.
- Arians added that he’s hoping Cooper will be able to return around Week 12.
Arizona Cardinals HC Bruce Arians told reporters that first-round pick G Jonathan Cooper suffered a broken leg during Saturday’s preseason game, per Mike Jurecki .
- Kent Somers adds that it looks like Cooper’s 2013 season could be over, but they’re sure yet.
- Arians mentioned that he is still hoping that Cooper could be back at a later point this season.
Cooper was carted off the field after he got his left leg tangled up while making a block downfield.
Arizona is coming off of a season in which their offensive line was major weak spot, so it made sense for them bring in a solid player who could solidify their interior line play with the No. 7 overall pick.
The Cardinals will almost certainly place Cooper on either the PUP list, which would cost him the first six games of the season, or on IR with the designation to return at a later point in the season.
We’ll have more as the news is available.