Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Bengal's Kyle Cook On IR With Serious Foot Injury

English: Kyle Cook, a National Football League...
English: Kyle Cook, a National Football League player. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Cincinnati Bengals center Kyle Cook is most likely going to be out the entire season because of a significant foot and ankle injury. Cook hurt his right foot when a defender fell on it during a preseason game in late August. He didn't think it was a severe injury and stayed for the rest of the game. He showed up to practice that next Monday, expecting to play, and was sent for precautionary x-rays and an MRI found a serious problem. He has been wearing a protective boot on his foot.
"My status is unclear as far as this year goes," said Cook.
Cook has started the past 50 regular season games for the Bengals, last missing a game in 2008 when he dislocated a toe in his left foot. "That was a fluke thing too," said Cook. "That was a dislocated toe that ended up keeping me out for the whole year and to tell you the truth, that felt a lot worse than this feels. So it's just one of those things. You play football, things get bent, broken, bruised. Just part of the game."
When talking to reporters, Cook was wearing a shirt that said "Unfair" on the front.
"I was blocking somebody and a defender trying to make a tackle fell on the back of my leg. Happens all the time. It's happened many times in my career thus far. But it's just one of those things."
Cook has been placed on the injured reserve while his right foot heals. Under the new rules, a team can designate one injured player to return midseason if he heals. Other players placed on the IR are done for the season.
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