The Washington Times - November 24, 2009, 11:37AM

The Redskins’ injured reserve list could have another addition today.

During his weekly appearance on “Elliot In The Morning,” tight end Chris Cooley didn’t sound optimistic about returning this season.


The radio interview was Monday before Cooley’s follow-up evaluation with a doctor.

Jim Zorn said Cooley will remain in a boot and on crutches for another 10 days.

On Monday morning, Cooley laid out three potential results of the doctor’s exam.

1. In the cast another two weeks. If this was the case, Cooley said he would be placed on IR.

2. Another week before weight-barring exercises and possibly play in final four games.

3. The bone is healing and he can walk but his season is over.

Looks like the result was somewhere between 1 and 2.

“I want to play but I’m not going to have crutches again and wait until March to freaking walk,” Cooley said.

Cooley sustained a broken ankle against Philadelphia in Week 7 and underwent surgery the next morning to insert three screws.

Even when the Redskins said Cooley could miss only 3-4 weeks, it became apparent that he would be out longer and maybe the rest of the season.

Before his injury, Cooley had never missed an NFL game in his six-year career.

— Ryan O’Halloran