Rams news: Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp are being evaluated for concussions
The Los Angeles Rams remained unbeaten after their victory over the Seattle Seahawks, but injuries to Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp may cost them dearly. Cooks and Kupp give the Rams one of the NFL’s most threatening passing attacks. According to Adam Schefter, the pair of receivers were evaluated for concussions after leaving the game on Sunday.
Rams’ WRs Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp both out of game and in concussion protocol.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 7, 2018
There hasn’t been a final word on whether the two will be active in Week 6. The Denver Broncos are anxiously waiting the Rams’ diminished receiving corps. Brandin Cooks 452 receiving yards rank him 5th in the NFL. Meanwhile, Cooper Kupp ranks 8th with 438 receiving yards. Their replacements were good enough to secure a 33-31 victory over the Seahawks, but playing the entire game will be difficult for them.
“In terms of the way they checked out, signs are pointing in a positive direction,” Rams coach Sean McVay told ESPN. “They were able to have a normal conversation, just seeing them in the locker room and I know they wanted to come back, but ultimately we want to be smart with those things.”
Undrafted rookie KhaDarel Hodge one player who had to step up because of these injuries. He recorded one reception for 14 yards. Despite his lack of his experience, he felt he was ready for the big stage.
“I was pretty prepared, but there’s always the anxious feeling,” said Hodge. “A little butterfly the first snap until you get some contact. But I wasn’t really nervous because I prepared myself very well.”
Even without their top two receivers, the Rams are dangerous. Jared Goff will still have Jared Goff and Robert Woods at his disposal next week. The Rams are confident their current personnel can win.