The game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Los Angeles Rams was exciting and dramatic not only because of the football, but also because of injuries. Surprisingly, injuries forced Cooper Kupp and Zach Ertz to leave the game early.
Both the Rams’ Cooper Kupp and the Cardinals’ Zach Ertz had to leave the game early due to injuries
Zach Ertz of the Cardinals was injured in the first quarter after making a 12-yard catch at Sofi Stadium.
He was able to walk away from the field by himself, but he went straight to the blue medical tent. He was quickly carted into the locker room, however. His return was deemed “questionable” by Arizona.
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Ertz has been an important cog in Arizona’s offense since the start of the 2022 season. He had played 86 percent of the team’s snaps entering Week 10, by far the most among tight ends on the roster.
The Cardinals will have to rely on some of their talented but unproven depth at the position without the 32-year-old.
Meanwhile, wide receiver Cooper Kupp left the game early in the fourth quarter with a right leg injury.
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Previously, the Rams listed his return as “doubtful.”
Kupp was injured while attempting to catch a pass, with his right ankle appearing to be rolled up underneath Cardinals cornerback Marco Wilson. Kupp needed assistance getting to the sidelines because he couldn’t put weight on his leg.
The Rams and Kupp are hoping that the wideout strikes gold once more, avoiding a season-ending injury.
“It just got rolled up a little bit,” Kupp told ESPN’s Sarah Barshop. “The foot became entangled, but I believe it was able to slip out before too much damage was done.”
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Kupp had a similar scare two weeks ago against the San Francisco 49ers but did not miss any time.