Amari Cooper

Amari Cooper

Preseason

Chance of Injury in 2020: question mark 75%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 8.3%
Projected Games missed for 2020: question mark 2.7
Durability: question mark 13

Medium Risk

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Amari Cooper Player Overview

Amari Cooper will be 26 years old before the NFL season starts. He was born in Miami, Florida, and attended Miami Northwestern Senior high school. Despite missing most of his junior season with an injury, he still became one of his quarterback's primary targets, some guy by the name of Teddy Bridgewater.

Cooper had a fantastic performance at Alabama's summer camp before his senior season, which quickly led to an offer from Alabama. Cooper caught 33 passes for 722 yards and 6 touchdowns his senior year. He played in the 2012 Under Armour All-American game. In addition to football, he also ran track and played basketball.

Cooper was considered a four-star prospect, the #6 wide receiver in the state of Florida, depending on the ranking site. Cooper chose Alabama over Florida State, Miami and Ohio State. In his freshman season at Alabama, he played in all 14 games and led the team with 59 receptions for 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns, beating Julio Jones' Alabama freshman records.

In his sophomore season, Cooper played in 12 games but missed two games due to injury (likely turf toe). He had an impressive year-736 yards receiving on 45 catches. Cooper set numerous single-season and career records in his junior season. In a game versus Tennessee, he broke the single-game receiving record at Alabama with 224 yards. On the season, he caught 124 passes for 1,727 yards and 16 touchdowns.

By the time he left Alabama, he was the all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. He won the Biletnikoff Award and was a unanimous All-American selection and finished third for the Heisman Trophy behind Marcus Mariota and Melvin Gordon.

At the NFL Combine, Cooper measured 6' ?" and 211 pounds; he ran a 4.42-second 40-yard dash. He was considered one of the best wide receivers in the 2015 draft class, along with Kevin White (remember him?). The Oakland Raiders selected…

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Amari Cooper Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Nov 4, 2019 NFL Knee Patella Sprain Cooper was on the sideline with a knee injury. He returned to the game. He was limited in practice in the following days. Managed to play the next game
Oct 13, 2019 NFL Leg Quad Bruise Cooper was diagnosed with a thigh bruise that knocked him out of the loss to the Jets. He played the next game
Sep 25, 2019 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Cooper (ankle) was limited in practice for two days, had an MRI on his ankle. The results came back negative. He was available for next game
Aug 3, 2019 NFL Pedal Foot Sprain Amari Cooper was sidelined until the team's opener Sept. 8 against the Giants with a foot injury. A foot injury kept him out of the preseason since Aug. 3.
Dec 10, 2017 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 Cooper aggravated his left ankle sprain early against the Chiefs and missed another game.
Nov 26, 2017 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Cooper sustained a concussion in the same game in which he sprained his left ankle.
Nov 26, 2017 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 Cooper sprained his left ankle in the 2nd quarter against the Broncos and missed the next game.
Dec 10, 2015 NFL Pedal Foot Plantar Fasciitis Grade 1 Cooper appeared on the injury report Thursday of Week 14 with a foot injury. It was later revealed he played through plantar fasciitis "most of the year," which worsened in December.
Oct 1, 2013 Non-NFL Pedal Toe Dislocation In college, Cooper missed a game with a sprained toe.
Aug 13, 2013 Non-NFL Pedal Foot Sprain Amari Cooper missed a week of offseason training due to a strained foot. The injury hobbled throughout the season but did not constrain him from playing in any games.