Amari Cooper Injury: Updates on Raiders WR’s Back and Return

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper was dealing with a back injury. However, it did not cause him to miss any game action. 

Continue for updates. 

Cooper Active vs. Broncos Sunday, Nov. 6 The Raiders announced Cooper is available to play on Sunday against Denver. 

The Raiders had previously listed Cooper as questionable for Week 9.

Latest on Cooper's Practice Status Saturday, Nov. 5 The Raiders announced that Cooper was limited in practice for the third day in a row Friday.

Raiders Need Cooper Healthy for Playoff Push

Cooper largely delivered on expectations in his rookie season. He was far and away the top-performing wideout from the 2015 draft class. He finished first in receptions (72) and receiving yards (1,070) and tied for first in receiving touchdowns (six) among first-year players.

The 22-year-old was also the first Raiders receiver to crack the 1,000-yard mark since Randy Moss in 2005 and the first Oakland representative in the Pro Bowl at his position since Tim Brown in 2001.

For years, the Raiders have seemingly had little to no direction. The front office whiffed on a number of draft picks and spent its money foolishly on the free-agent market.

The franchise appears to be reversing that trend. Three players can't take a team to the playoffs, but Cooper, Derek Carr and Khalil Mack can serve as the Raiders' foundation as they look to end their postseason drought.

Providing further optimism in the Bay Area, Cooper has improved in 2016. Through eight games, he has 787 yards and two touchdowns on 52 receptions.

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