Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley claims he is “100 percent” a casualty of the lockout, according to ESPN.
Cooley underwent offseason knee surgery and suffered setbacks in his rehabilitation. He was quick to say he is not trying to place blame or point fingers, but he tells the Washington Post that he is “a casualty” of the lockout.
"I think it was a shame that they didn't let players who had surgery spend time with the doctors and trainers that they trust on a daily basis,” Cooley told the Post. “I wish I could've. I think what I went through in July, I could've went through in March. I started doing things and it slowly swelled up and I wasn't here. I can ice it at home and do things at home ... But I've never been through it before."Cooley, an eight-year veteran, has spent his entire NFL career with the Redskins was placed on injured reserve earlier this week. The fan favorite was likely to miss at least a month with a broken hand, but after also having his knee checked out this weekend it has been revealed he will likely miss the rest of the season.