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Cooper Kupp injury: Rams All-Pro wideout suffered high ankle sprain during Sunday’s loss, per report

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The Los Angeles Rams dropped to 3-6 on the season after falling to the Arizona Cardinals, 27-17. If Sean McVay’s team has any chance of clawing out of the NFC West basement, they’ll need their star wideout Cooper Kupp healthy, which is now in question. 

Kupp, the reigning NFL Offensive Player of the Year, sustained a high ankle sprain during Sunday’s loss at SoFi Stadium, and ESPN is reporting that the current prognosis is not promising.  

Kupp exited the game early in the fourth quarter after suffering an ankle injury. He was officially announced as doubtful to return and did not get back onto the field for the remainder of the afternoon. The injury occurred at the 14:24 mark in the fourth quarter. Kupp went up to try and catch a pass but when he came down he had his ankle rolled up on by a Cardinals defender on the ground. 

“I just know it didn’t look good,” head coach Sean McVay told reporters after the game. “It didn’t sound good.” 

McVay added that he didn’t have a definitive update on Kupp’s status as he did not speak with the club’s medical staff. That said, NFL Media reported that initial tests suggest Kupp may miss some time, but the injury is not catastrophic. Before going down, Kupp had three catches for -1 yard as the Rams started John Wolford with Matthew Stafford in concussion protocol. 

Naturally, Kupp’s status and level of participation in practice will take central focus this week as Los Angeles gears up for Week 11, when they take on the Saints in New Orleans next Sunday. 



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