Thus far, things have seemed to go fairly swimmingly for the Ohio State Buckeyes during their fall football camp. But, on Tuesday afternoon, veteran Ohio State reporter Tim May tweeted out that he had heard that OSU senior defensive end Jonathon Cooper was dealing with a “lower leg ailment,” potentially a high ankle sprain.
Hearing @OhioStateFB DE and newly elected captain @JonathonCooper7 dealing with lower leg ailment - probably "high ankle" sprain - and might have undergone procedure to enhance healing. OSU has not confirmed. I have not heard that he necessarily will miss game(s) because of it.— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) August 20, 2019
May went on to say that Cooper might have had a procedure to speed up his healing process, but that the program had not confirmed the news. It is unclear at this time if the injury would result in Cooper missing any games.
New head coach Ryan Day has said that his protocol would be to not discuss injuries, which is a sharp departure from Urban Meyer’s tenure, when he was very open about the status of players.
On Monday, Cooper was named one of seven captains for the Ohio State football team. He is coming off of a season in which he recorded 6.5 tackles for loss, including 2.5 sacks.
We will keep you updated as more information (if more information) becomes available, and we wish a speedy recovery to Jonathon.