Amari Cooper has run into another ankle issue. The seventh-year veteran wide receiver is not participating in Cowboys minicamp and is expected to be on the shelf for a few more weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com notes (video link).
Cooper suffered his latest ankle malady around two weeks ago and will not be running on it for a bit. The Cowboys open training camp July 21, and Rapoport describes Cooper as a candidate for the active/PUP list. It does not sound like Cooper is in danger of missing regular-season time, but the soon-to-be 27-year-old wideout does have a history of ankle trouble and is coming off surgery.
While this latest ailment is being described as minor, Cooper underwent ankle surgery in January. That procedure was labeled as a cleanup operation. The Pro Bowl wideout has battled ankle trouble in a few seasons, missing time due to a sprain and subsequent aggravation in 2017. He dealt with ankle issues early last season as well.
The Cowboys, however, have not needed to worry about their highly paid receiver’s availability since trading for him in 2018. Cooper has not missed a game as a Cowboy. Set to team with Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb, Cooper is once again expected to play the lead role in Dallas’ passing attack.
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