Report: Former Ohio State DE Jonathon Cooper will miss Broncos rookie minicamp due to heart procedure
Former Ohio State pass rusher Jonathon Cooper will miss his first rookie minicamp, according to a report.
That’s per Denver Broncos insider Mike Klis, who says Cooper needs a “minimally invasive” heart procedure that will keep him out through rookie minicamp this summer.
However, Klis also reports that Cooper is expected to be ready for training camp in August.
This is condition is something Cooper has dealt with since high school.
“It was a difficult time my freshman year (in high school),” Cooper told Klis earlier this week. “Ever since I’ve been OK. This recent EKG, I have to figure things out but I feel fine. I should be ready to go very, very soon.”
Cooper also said he felt like his heart condition is what caused his slide to the final round of the draft. The Broncos picked Cooper in the seventh round of the 2021 NFL draft last weekend.
Cooper spent five seasons at Ohio State. He totaled 77 total tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 10 sacks and two fumble recoveries for the Buckeyes.