Case Cookus was caught checking his tooth after sustaining successful throughout Sunday’s USFL Championship Sport. When requested about it, the Philadelphia Stars’ quarterback stated, “I’ve received my wedding ceremony arising in a few days; did not need my fiancee to kill me.”
Cookus’ tooth remained in tact all through the sport, however sadly for Cookus, his workforce and his bride to be, he was not capable of depart the sport unscathed. With the Stars main the Birmingham Stallions with 8:25 remaining, Cookus was carted off the sphere after being sacked by defensive finish Dondrea Tillman. Cookus then needed to watch because the Stars fell behind and ended up on the mistaken finish of a 33-30 ultimate rating.
Initially reported as a knee damage, Cookus truly suffered a damaged bone in his leg. The damage happened 11 days earlier than his wedding ceremony, which is ready to happen on July 14.
Whereas his season ended on a bitter word, Cookus loved far more ups than downs throughout his first season because the Stars’ quarterback. After a 2-3 begin, Cookus helped Philadelphia win 5 of its ultimate six video games coming into Sunday’s championship sport. Trailing 20-9 at halftime on Sunday night time, Cookus directed consecutive scoring drives because the Stars pulled forward of the Stallions with 11:18 left.
Philadelphia gave the impression to be in charge of the sport after arising with an interception on Birmingham’s ensuing possession. However Cookus’ absence shifted the sport’s momentum, because the Stallions scored two touchdowns in 13 seconds to take a 33-23 lead.
The Stars, with backup QB KJ Costello in for Cookus, have been capable of make it a one possession sport with 1:47 left. However a missed conversion try after their touchdowns, together with a last-minute interception by the Stallions’ protection, ended the Stars’ comeback bid.
Based mostly on his feedback following Sunday’s sport, Cookus will not be letting final night time’s sequence of occasions quell his spirit.
“Wasn’t the way in which we needed to exit however I’m so happy with what this workforce did this 12 months!” Cookus wrote through Twitter on Sunday night time. “Thanks for the help!”