Zorn: Cooley has broken ankle
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on October 27, 2009 12:19 AM ET
The nightmare season for Washington's offense just got a lot worse. X-rays on tight end Chris Cooley's ankle during Monday night's loss revealed a break.
"He's got a break in his ankle," coach Jim Zorn said after the game. "It's on the inner side of his tibia. I haven't seen the X-rays yet, but we're quite certain it's broke or fractured in some way. He'll be out for a while. I don't know that it's a season-ending injury yet. I can't say that."
Rick Maese of the Washington Post tweeted that Cooley is likely to miss the season, but that's not confirmed yet.
Second-year pro Fred Davis will likely take Cooley's spot on the field. Davis struggles to block, but caught seven passes for 78 yards and a score Monday, albeit mostly in garbage time.
UPDATE: NFL.com confirms Cooley will miss the season.