Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star tweeted:
Marcus Cooper is being taken off the practice field via the cart. Looks like a lower-leg injury.
— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) July 31, 2014
TJ Carpenter of 810 WHB quickly followed up with a tweet of his own.
Marcus Cooper being taken back to medical building now after being examined in tent. #CHIEFS
— TJ Carpenter (@TJCarpenterWHB) July 31, 2014
From Adam Teicher of ESPN:
Now starting CB Marcus Cooper is carted away from practice field
— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) July 31, 2014
The Kansas City Chiefs can not afford to lose Eric Berry or Marcus Cooper for any extended time, so let’s all hope these injuries are all minor, and the cart was a measure of caution and not an indication of something more serious.
The Chiefs will need all key players in the secondary fully healthy when they enter the regular season because that will probably be a weak spot for this defense.
The last half of the season in 2013, the Chiefs struggled against the pass. Marcus Cooper, who played very well early on, seemed to get exposed as the season progressed. Still, he has experience under his belt, and he offers some size and physicality to the secondary.
Without Brandon Flowers, who was released by the Chiefs earlier in the off-season and subsequently signed with the San Diego Chargers, the secondary may be even more suspect.
The Kansas City Chiefs will need Berry and Cooper healthy going forward to hope for much success.
Stay tuned for more Kansas City Chiefs training camp news, and updates on the health of Marcus Cooper and Eric Berry.