The Philadelphia Eagles’ receiving corps has been dealt a blow early in training camp.
Riley Cooper, the Eagles’ No. 4 receiver, suffered a broken collarbone when he went down hard in practice today. Cooper is currently at a nearby hospital being X-rayed. Collarbone injuries typically sideline players for several weeks at least.
According to Tim McManus of Birds 24/7, Cooper and cornerback Curtis Marsh both went up for a pass, and Cooper fell to the ground and immediately started pounding the grass in pain.
Last year Cooper caught 16 passes for 315 yards. This year he’s behind DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and Jason Avant on the depth chart.
The Eagles also saw defensive end Jason Babin leave practice with a right calf strain. He will have an MRI, but the Eagles said it is definitely not an Achilles injury, and the early indications are that it’s not serious.