Cooley has successful surgery, Redskins say


Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Cooley Here's a bit of good news among the chaos at Redskins Park: Pro Bowl tight end Chris Cooley underwent successful surgery Wednesday on his lower right leg and could return in a month, according to the club. Coach Jim Zorn indicated Tuesday that Cooley would likely miss the rest of the season because of a broken bone suffered against the Eagles, but a doctor's second opinion has changed the outlook.

Given Cooley's prolific blogging and Tweeting habits, it shouldn't be difficult to keep up with his recovery. In his absence, rookie Fred Davis and backup Todd Yoder will get plenty of opportunities. Davis, a member of the Skins' infamous second round of the '08 draft, had eight catches for 78 yards and a touchdown against the Eagles. But his blocking was less than perfect.

When the Redskins face the Eagles next time, I'm thinking they might want to avoid having Davis block Trent Cole one-on-one. I'm just sayin'...