Chris Cooley has blamed the NFL Lockout for his knee injuries this year that have sidelined him for the remainder of the year. The Washington Redskins have put the ineffective Cooley on IR- ending his season.
“I feel 100 percent — and I’m not blaming anybody. I feel 100 percent that I am a casualty for the season, of the lockout,” Cooley said, according to the Washington Post. “I think it was a shame that they didn’t let players who had surgery spend time with the doctors and trainers that they trust on a daily basis. I wish I could’ve. I think what I went through in July, I could’ve went through in March. I started doing things and it slowly swelled up and I wasn’t here. I can ice it at home and do things at home … But I’ve never been through it before.”
Really Chris Cooley? Sour Grapes? The only one to blame is yourself. You didn’t hire a physical therapist until June and you blame the lockout? The lock out was a pain in the butt for everyone, but it’s ultimately up to the athlete to seek secondary care. There are institutions across the country directed at the health of professional athletes (such as the Athlete’s Performance chain), and if you were smart- you would have gone to one of those to rest up, heal up, and get stronger. You want to blame the lock out? Go cry somewhere else. You are 100% at fault for not taking care of yourself the way you should have.
Maybe next time you’ll learn that you can’t do it all on your own. Maybe next time it won’t cost you a season. I don’t want to hear anymore about your pointless complaints because it’s time you looked in the mirror.