Cooper Kupp injury update: Rams WR status vs Seahawks
Super Bowl champion Cooper Kupp suffers ankle injury, raising concerns after previous season's injuries. Los Angeles Rams downgrade him to OUT.
Cooper Kupp, the star wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams, has had a rough go of it since winning the Super Bowl. Injuries have plagued him throughout the 2022 season, contributing to the team's significant decline after their championship victory. And it seems that Kupp's bad luck has continued into the current season.
During a recent divisional game against the Seattle Seahawks, Kupp suffered what appeared to be an ankle injury. Clearly in pain, he limped off the field and headed to the locker room for further evaluation by the team's trainers. Prior to the injury, Kupp had been struggling on the field, managing just one catch for 11 yards against the Seahawks. This performance pales in comparison to the standout play of rookie wide receiver Puka Nacua, who has been overshadowing Kupp this season.
In fact, Kupp's 2023 season has been marred by injuries. He had already spent time on the injured reserve due to a hamstring injury, and now, the Rams have downgraded him to "OUT" following the recent ankle injury. This is a far cry from his stellar performance in 2022, when he was named Offensive Player of the Year, only to miss the second half of the season due to a high ankle sprain that required surgery.
Kupp's absence has undoubtedly impacted the Rams, who have struggled in his absence. As one of the top Fantasy Football players, Kupp is typically a first-round draft pick. With the team's fortunes waning, not having their star wide receiver on the field has undoubtedly hurt their chances of defending their title.
While Kupp's injury woes have been ongoing, there is some hope that this latest setback may not be as severe. Reports indicate that the ankle injury is unrelated to the previous high-ankle sprain, and it is unlikely to keep him out for an extended period. This news comes as a relief to the Rams, who have managed to dodge a major injury bullet this time around. Despite the setback, fans can remain optimistic that Kupp will soon be back on the field, making big plays and contributing to the team's success.