Just a day after being announced a captain for his senior season, defensive end Jonathon Cooper has possibly went down with a lower-leg injury, according to reports from Tim May of Letterman Row.
Hearing @OhioStateFB DE and newly elected captain @JonathonCooper7 dealing with lower leg ailment – probably "high ankle" sprain – and might have undergone procedure to enhance healing. OSU has not confirmed. I have not heard that he necessarily will miss game(s) because of it.
— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) August 20, 2019
Cooper comes into his fourth season with the Buckeyes with 47 tackles, 10 1/2 of which were for loss and 5 1/2 sacks.
In 2018, Cooper played in 12 games and finished with 25 tackles, 6 1/2 for loss and 2 1/2 sacks.
On Monday, every captain for the 2019 team was available for interviews except for Cooper.
There is no timetable on his return, and Ohio State has not confirmed the injury.