The Los Angeles Rams have managed to stay undefeated despite a few key injuries on both sides of the ball. Fortunately, it appears wide receiver Cooper Kupp is ready to return against the New Orleans Saints.
Kupp has missed the last two games with a knee injury he suffered versus the Denver Broncos. However, head coach Sean McVay indicated he will be good to go in Week 9, via Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk:
“You’re talking about a great football player that [is] extremely trustworthy in crunch-time situations or really throughout the course of the game,” coach Sean McVay told reporters on Friday when explaining that Kupp will return. “His knowledge, his understanding of what we’re trying to get done, his ability to compete with and without the ball. He’s a special player. So getting somebody like him back that’s had as much production as he has really since he got here last year is going to be big for our offense.”
Kupp’s return is perfect timing for the Rams. Although he was sorely missed in his two-game absence, the receiving corps managed to stay afloat thanks to its depth. Wide receivers Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods have done a solid job of holding down the fort. However, it is clear McVay is excited for the added dynamic he brings to the passing game versus New Orleans.
Prior to the injury, Kupp had established himself as quarterback Jared Goff’s favorite target. His versatility allows Los Angeles to line him up anywhere on the field while still being effective. He is hoping to pick up where he left off after hauling in 30 receptions for 438 yards and five touchdowns.