Rams’ Could Place WR Cooper Kupp on IR Says Head Coach Sean McVay

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp in 2018.
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp in 2018. Photo by Jevone Moore/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9899078bt)

The Los Angeles Rams previously confirmed that their star wideout Cooper Kupp wouldn’t be on the field for their Week 1 game against the Seattle Seahawks. However, there is a real possibility that Kupp’s absence might extend further into the 2023 NFL season.

Speaking with reporters ahead of the Seahawks game, Rams’ head coach Sean McVay revealed that there is a possibility Kupp will end on the Injured Reserve. If that happens to be the case, the 2021 NFL Offensive Player of the Year would have to miss at least four games before being eligible to return.

Kupp suffered a hamstring injury at the start of the training camp and has been struggling to shake off the issue ever since. The 30-year-old recently suffered a setback in his rehab process and has been visiting several specialists in order to determine the best approach.   

“[We’re] trying to continue to get a grasp on exactly what it is so that he can get back to feeling like the Cooper that we know and love,” McVay said of Kupp. “And hopefully we’ll do that.”

Cooper Kupp was limited by injuries in 2022 as well, being forced to sit out the final eight games of the season due to an ankle surgery. He still managed to finish the campaign with 75 catches for 815 yards.

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