Rams WR Cooper Kupp likely to miss all practice sessions this week
The Los Angeles Rams managed to maintain their undefeated start to the 2018 NFL season with a clutch win over the Denver Broncos in Week 6. Unfortunately, it came with a bit of a price after wide receiver Cooper Kupp was forced to exit early with a knee injury following a horse-collar tackle.
Kupp has since been diagnosed with a sprained MCL. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, head coach Sean McVay indicates he likely will not participate in practice much this week:
Rams coach Sean McVay tells reporters that WR Cooper Kupp (knee) is likely to miss this week of practice. Considered week-to-week
Kupp’s designation should come as no surprise. This is the second consecutive week he was unable to finish a game due to injury. He managed to clear concussion protocol last week ahead of Denver. However, the knee injury he suffered has left his status up in the air moving forward.
Kupp’s potential absence would certainly deal a blow to the Rams receiving corps. He has arguably been the most productive of their stellar wide receiver trio. He is in the midst of a Pro Bowl year with 30 receptions for 438 yards and five touchdowns.
Fortunately, the Rams have tremendous depth in their receiving corps which should help alleviate the pressure. Wide receiver Robert Woods has proven to be the Rams most dependable option in the passing game. Any time a wideout has gone down, Woods’ role elevates exponentially. Expect much of the same if Kupp is unable to go in Week 7 versus the San Franciso 49ers.