Redskins TE Chris Cooley likely won't miss the rest of the season, as Jim Zorn originally feared. Dr. Mark Myerson successfully repaired the fracture in Cooley's lower right tibia on Wednesday morning. With Zorn standing just two feet away, Cooley had three screws inserted into the ankle.
"It was a very noninvasive procedure - it was done in such a way that if all goes well, we'll get him back in as little as four weeks," Zorn said Wednesday during his weekly appearance on "The Sports Fix" on ESPN 980.
Cooley will be kept on the 53-man roster, leaving him eligible to play if the injury allows him to return for the final month of the season. The Redskins will play short-handed in the interim, a move Zorn called "a risk, and it looks like it's going to be a pretty good risk."