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Jonathan Cooper breaks leg, could be out for season

The Arizona Cardinals might have lost first-round draft pick Jonathan Cooper for the season.

The offensive guard was carted to the locker room during Saturday night's preseason game against the San Diego Chargers with what Cardinals coach Bruce Arians later revealed was a broken left leg.

A player was blocked into Cooper's leg while the guard was running down the field trying to make a block midway through the third quarter. Cooper couldn't put any weight on the leg after the injury and had to be helped off the field.

The highly athletic guard, whom Arizona drafted No. 7 overall, was enjoying a nice training camp and was expected to spearhead an improved Cardinals offensive line.

Earlier in the night, Cardinals nose tackle Dan Williams left with an ankle injury. His return was listed as doubtful. Starting tight end Rob Housler also was knocked out with an ankle injury, and starting running back Rashard Mendenhall left with a knee injury, although his injury didn't look too serious.

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