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Cooley’s brother: Ankle surgery a success

Tanner Cooley, the brother of Redskins Pro Bowl tight end Chris Cooley, tweeted earlier that Chris’ surgery this morning to repair his fractured tibia (ankle) was a success.

And he provides an x-ray for good measure.

The pins in Chris Cooley's ankle

As Chris tweeted last night, he hopes to be back in four weeks. That would be quite impressive, considering the tibia is the weight-bearing bone in the leg. Still, that timetable would likely keep him off the season-ending injured reserve list for now.