Jonathan Copper helped off the field after breaking his leg.

Jonathan Cooper Update

Jonathan Cooper drafted

Apr. 26, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; From left Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians , offensive guard Jonathan Cooper , general manager Steve Keim and president Michael Bidwill pose for a photo during a press conference at the Cardinals Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Most fans now know that Jonathan Cooper was drafted by the Cardinals with the 7th overall pick in the 2013 draft. Fans may also know that Jonathan unfortunately broke his left leg in a preseason game against the Chargers. Cooper came from North Carolina where he excelled in his position. From what I had seen, Cooper was also playing very well for the Cardinals before the injury. Jonathan is expected to be ready for action next year where he will be a big boost to an improving offensive line for the Cardinals.

Ok, let me start by saying this wasn’t in the most “professional” meeting between Jonathan Cooper and myself. Mostly because it was in a Subway last night. My wife and I sat down to get a quick bite to eat when Jonathan Cooper walks in. I didn’t want to bother him as he was probably just trying to get his food and go, but my wife and I were dying to know how his rehab was going for his leg.

So my wife, across the empty Subway restaurant, bluntly asks “Jonathan, how’s your leg?” Jonathan smiles politely and told us that it is slowly getting better and that he may even be running sometime next week. It’s great to hear that he is healing nicely because he is going to be a big part of the Cardinals future.

P.S. my wife also had asked him if he had any time to talk to Tyrann Mathieu about his injury. Jonathan responded with “not really, just enough time to give him a big hug.”

Jonathan, we thank you for being such a humble and easy to approach player. We wish Cooper and Mathieu a safe and speedy recovery.

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