Cooper Kupp, Brandin Cooks participate in Rams’ walkthrough
The Los Angeles Rams are lined up for yet another big test on the road against another formidable opponent against the Denver Broncos on Sunday afternoon. Ahead of that game, there have been questions concerning the health of a pair of their top wide receiving options in Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp being in the concussion protocol. However, the two have been making steps forward in the process that saw them participate in the walkthrough portion of practice on Wednesday, according to Rich Hammond of The Orange County Register.
Cooks and Kupp took part in Rams’ walk-thru today. McVay said he feels good about both being able to play Sunday, but they remain in concussion protocol.
— Rich Hammond (@Rich_Hammond) October 10, 2018
This is yet another step forward in the protocol that shows that the two are headed toward being able to take the field against the Broncos. Granted, this will first require them to entirely clear the entire process before that declaration can be made but it looks like they are both hedging toward practice later this week. This is just a necessary step in the procedure for them to go through in order to clear the concussion protocol later this week.
Brandin Cooks had suffered a hard hit in the second quarter as he made a catch and was drilled by Seattle Seahawks safety Tedric Thompson with a hit to the head on the play. It was a hit Thompson decide to led with his shoulder as Cooks ducked his head that came right into the path of the full force of the tackled. This gave the appearance it being a potentially a more serious injury than it actually was. Meanwhile, Cooper Kupp had been taken out of the game late in the second quarter after he was tackled down the ground where his helmet hit smacked the turf.
There should be more to come in the next few days with their participation in practice being key to determining to their status for Sunday’s game. If they are unable to play, the Rams will likely lean more heavily on wide receiver Robert Woods and Josh Reynolds, tight end Gerald Everett, and running back Todd Gurley.