Raiders rookie receiver Amari Cooper couldn’t hang during a short week preparing for the San Diego Chargers. He has been battling a foot injury the past few weeks, needing a standard spell or so to get back right for a Sunday game.
The Thursday night affair against the Chargers didn’t allow for that, which pushed Cooper to the fringe of that week’s offensive game plan. He had just two catches for just 10 yards in that contest, though head coach Jack Del Rio said Cooper would be as healthy as can be for relative inexertion.
“Hopefully (that’s the case),” Cooper said.
That would be a major boon for the Raiders, who play the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium.
Cooper’s foot has been issue for more than a month, something troubling to a player reliant on his feet to make cuts and break tackles in open space.
Cooper was limited in Wednesday work, but should be able to complete the season on Sunday against the host Kansas City Chiefs.
The same can be said for Khalil Mack, who was limited with a knee injury but will play.
Here’s a full participation report for both teams:
Raiders participation report
Limited practice: WR Amari Cooper (foot), DE Khalil Mack (knee), CB Neiko Thorpe (neck)
Full practice: S Charles Woodson (shoulder)
Chiefs participation report
Did not practice: S Husain Abdullah (concussion), OT Jah Reid (knee), LB Tamba Hali (thumb/knee), LB Justin Houston (knee), WR De’Anthony Thomas (not injury related), DL Mike DeVito (not injury related)
Full practice: OL Jeff Allen (ankle), LB Dee Ford (knee), TE Travis Kelce (groin), RB Spencer Ware (rib), WR Albert Wilson (shin)