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Rams’ Brandin Cooks to see specialist after second concussion in a month

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The Los Angeles Rams were able to enter the bye week on a high note with back-to-back wins. Unfortunately, their receiving corps was dealt a significant blow when Brandin Cooks suffered yet another concussion.

This is now the second time Cooks has landed on concussion protocol in a month. As a result, he is now set to see a specialist, via ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry:

Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay said Tuesday that receiver Brandin Cooks was en route to see a specialist in Pittsburgh after suffering his second concussion this month.

Head coach Sean McVay has expressed some optimism regarding Cooks’ health as of late. Regardless, it is clear that Los Angeles plans on taking a cautious approach with his recovery given his track record with concussions throughout his career.

The Rams made quite the investment in Cooks when they signed him to a five-year, $81 million to become their No. 1 option in the passing game. He has largely struggled to maintain his role in the 2019 campaign with 27 receptions for 402 yards and a touchdown. His modest production can be attributed to being part of a talented trio of wideouts alongside Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp, however, there is no denying that this offense is much more explosive with him in the mix.

Since Cooks is no stranger to concussions, Los Angeles still has yet to determine a potential timetable for his return. It is safe to assume they will take every precaution they can to ensure he will be available for a potential playoff run down the stretch.