On Sunday, the Rams were defeated by the Cardinals in two games, one of which could haunt the team for several weeks.
Cooper Kupp’s absence will last how long?
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Cooper Kupp left the Los Angeles Rams’ 27-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth quarter and did not return.
Though reports indicate that the defending triple crown winner at receiver avoided a worst-case scenario, the injury could sideline him for some time for the 3-6 Rams.
Here’s a video of Kupp’s injury, which shows him immediately grabbing his left leg in pain. He had to be helped off the field and to the bench later on:
Cooper Kupp is grabbing his leg after the last play. pic.twitter.com/daG0LtZsBT
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) November 13, 2022
Does not look good for Cooper Kupp pic.twitter.com/V62wBidDQL
— Omar Ruiz (@OmarDRuiz) November 13, 2022
With Kupp out, the Rams could be without their top receiver and starting quarterback Matthew Stafford, who missed Sunday’s game due to concussion protocol.
How long will Cooper Kupp be absent?
According to an anonymous source with knowledge of the situation, Kupp could be out for “several weeks.”
According to The Athletic and NFL.com, tests on Kupp revealed that he avoided an injury that would have kept him out indefinitely.
More tests coming for Cooper Kupp. But at first glance, sounds like he may miss some time but not catastrophic. https://t.co/up4rzkCqSV
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 14, 2022
However, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Monday, Kupp suffered a high-ankle sprain, with one person saying the prognosis “doesn’t look good.”
Rams’ WR Cooper Kupp suffered a high ankle sprain Sunday vs. the Cardinals, per one source. Another familiar with his prognosis said it “doesn’t sound good.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 15, 2022
This season, Patriots quarterback Mac Jones suffered a similar injury and missed Weeks 4-6 while recovering.
Rams’ wide receiver depth chart
Kupp leads the Rams in several receiving categories by a wide margin, including targets (98), catches (75), yards (812), and touchdown receptions (six).
Allen Robinson is the Rams’ second-leading receiver, but tight end Tyler Higbee outperforms him in several metrics.
Robinson has 29 catches for 292 yards and two touchdowns, good for third on the team (and second among receivers).
Ben Skowronek and Brandon Powell are the third and fourth receivers on the depth chart, respectively; they are the last significant contributors at the position to have played every game this season.
|Player||Place on depth chart|
|Cooper Kupp||1 (injured)|