Rams’ Cooper Kupp injures ankle; ‘didn’t look good,’ Sean McVay says

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay said he didn’t have an update on the ankle injury Cooper Kupp suffered on Sunday, but noted, “I just know that it didn’t look good. It didn’t sound good.”

Kupp left the Rams 27-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals early in the fourth quarter after injuring his ankle trying to catch a pass from quarterback John Wolford. Kupp appeared to grab his right ankle after the game and was helped to the bench by team medical staff. He was checked and then headed to the locker room.

Kupp did not speak to the media after the match.

Kupp left the Rams’ Week 8 game with a right ankle injury after taking a hit late in the fourth quarter. He spoke after that game, saying early tests indicated “to dodge a bullet”. He was listed on the Rams’ injury report the following week, but played in their Week 9 game.

This Rams offense has depended on Kupp this season: Entering Week 10, the wide receiver has made up 35.7% of his catch this season. This is the highest rating of any player in the league.

“He’s arguably the best receiver in the league,” Wolford said. “He’s a great leader for us and we’ll definitely feel the impact of his absence, but the guys have to step in and we have to rally if he can’t go. We don’t even know how much of the injury for the moment.”

Kupp entered the game with 72 receptions, for a pace of 153 over a 17-game season. The NFL single-season record is 149 by Michael Thomas for the Saints in 2019.

Kupp finished the game with three catches for a career minus-1 yard.

The Rams were without starting quarterback Matthew Stafford, who went into concussion protocol on Tuesday and did not clear it before the game.

Information from ESPN Stats & Information was used in this report.

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