Running back Tarik Cohen continues to recover from his 2020 ACL injury and train in hopes of returning to the NFL. Recently, the former Chicago Bears running back posted a training clip on Instagram and appeared to injure his lower leg. The initial reactions indicated that it was a significant injury.
NFL Twitter was quick to offer their condolences and best wishes for Cohen’s speedy recovery.
Cohen was already dealing with the ACL injury suffered in 2020.
An Achilles injury would certainly be a big blow to Cohen’s recovery attempts.
It’s definitely a situation where it looks worse than it actually is.
It appears Cohen had been battling personal matters off the field as well.
Modern medical science does offer some optimism.
The NFL community will be sending out good vibes for Cohen’s healthy and speedy recovery.
It appeared Cohen immediately knew the severity of the injury.
Playing and staying in the NFL is no easy task.
Sometimes, NFL Twitter isn’t so toxic.
Hopefully Cohen can return to the football field sooner than later.
Tarik Cohen recently opened up about his past
Published by The Players Tribune, Tarik Cohen penned a letter to his younger self, reflecting on his past and coming to terms with the challenges and pain that he had to endure. The deep introspection offered a peak into Cohen’s life and his younger days when he was trying to become an NFL player.
Read the letter here.
Cohen’s letter told a tragic story of his past and also offered some hope as he reflected on how far he’s come:
“You’ll try tough love. You’ll try the opposite. You’ll try … everything.”
Cohen’s laser focus on playing football in the NFL is an inspiring story:
“You’ll be too focused on football, what’s happening on the field. And there, things couldn’t be better. You’ll be making defenses look silly. Breaking ankles. You’ll have that scholarship offer in hand.”
Tarik Cohen spent his entire NFL career with the Chicago Bears from 2017 – 2021. The Bears drafted him in the fourth round with the 119th overall pick. He was named to the First-Team All-Pro in 2018, as well as the Pro Bowl that year. Cohen played his college ball at North Carolina A&T.