Amari Cooper laments rookie season foot injury: ‘I think it affected everything’

Amari Cooper laments rookie season foot injury: ‘I think it affected everything’

By all accounts, Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper’s 2015 rookie season was a successful one. H became the first Raiders rookie receiver to reach 1,000 yards after all.

But if you ask him, it was a little bit of a disappointment. Battling a foot injury late in the season resulted in 22-year-old just not fully himself, in his opinion.

I think it affected everything. Me being a receiver, it affected my whole game,” Cooper said, per NFL.com. “Talk about a foot injury, you can’t release how you want to, you can’t come out of your breaks how you want to. You can only get open in two ways, off of the line or out of your breaks.

“So it really affected my game, but I was mentally tough and I fought through it.”