Redskins coach Mike Shanahan recently said that tight end Chris Cooley will miss at least two more weeks with a bad knee. Though his specific return date remains to be seen, Cooley is confident he’ll play in the first game that counts, three weeks and six days from now.
Grant Paulsen of 106.7 the Fan in D.C. reports that Cooley has consulted with Dr. James Andrews.
“To be honest with you, and I mean this,” Cooley said, “I would be amazed if I didn’t play against the Giants. We had the wrong plan. Now I’m confident we have the right plan.”
The Redskins host the Giants on Week One.
Cooley had arthroscopic surgery on January 3. He says that, even though he’s not practicing, he has been working out six hours a day, and that he weighs 241 pounds for the first time since high school.
During eight NFL seasons, Cooley has been durable, missing only nine games due to a broken ankle in 2009.