The Washington Times - October 28, 2009, 12:48PM

Jim Zorn is talking on his radio show right now and said tight end Chris Cooley’s surgery to insert three screws for his right ankle fracture was a success and Cooley could be back in four weeks. 

“The first thought was that he was going to be out eight weeks; this particular surgery was done - it was very non-evasive procedure and it was done in such a way that it if all goes well, will get him back in as little as four weeks,” Zorn said. “It’s a risk and it looks like it’s going to be a pretty good risk.”

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Zorn said Cooley will not be placed on injured reserve, which would have ended his season.

Zorn said he stood “about 2 feet” from Cooley during the surgery in Baltimore. He was in operating room after getting Cooley and the doctor’s permission. Zorn later watched an ankle replacement surgery.

More from Z-Man’s show in a few minutes.

— Ryan O’Halloran