Cooper helped off field in first half

Updated: December 30, 2009, 12:47 AM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Miami running back Graig Cooper injured his right knee in the second quarter of the 14th-ranked Hurricanes' 20-14 loss to No. 24 Wisconsin in the Champs Sports Bowl on Tuesday night.

Cooper returned a kickoff 27 yards before he lost his footing and tumbled to the ground. He clutched his right knee and was examined by trainers for about 5 minutes.

Cooper was barely able to stand as he was helped off the field by teammates Javarris James and Damien Berry. He then was ...

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