Wide receiver Riley Cooper sustained a left collarbone fracture Saturday and exited practice to undergo X-rays. The injury happened on a one-on-one against cornerback Curtis Marsh. Both players went up for the ball, and Cooper ended up on the ground and began pounding his fist on the turf.
Cooper is thought to be the fourth receiver behind DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and Jason Avant, but this certainly clouds the picture. The timeline won’t be known until the severity is determined, but usually recovery takes weeks.
In other injury news, Jason Babin sustained a right calf strain and Antonio Dixon left with cramping.
A couple other (more uplifting) notes:
— Brandon Graham walked off the practice field feeling very good about his performance. “It’s a new era, man. It’s a new day. All is in the past. I had a good day today. All-in-all, I feel like I’m in good shape and I’ll be able to get better every day. I feel like I did a lot more than I expected.”
— Rookie corner Brandon Boykin got his first taste of live action, and held his own.
“I kind of got adjusted to the speed and the contact part of it. I had a chance to get my hands on a couple balls, and I’m feeling pretty confident that I can play with the guys. Now it’s just a matter of me being consistent every day.”
Look for Sheil’s practice observations for all the details.