NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Rams WR Cooper Kupp "may miss time" but that his ankle injury is "not catastrophic." Rapoport adds that Kupp is believed to have avoided a fracture but could miss "the next couple of weeks." We should get a more precise diagnosis and timeline after Kupp undergoes additional testing on that ankle on Monday.
The Athletic's Dianna Russini reports that the Rams are "hopeful" WR Cooper Kupp can play vs. the Eagles this weekend. The team wants Kupp to be "80-90%" healthy, and Kupp isn't there yet. "They are taking this day-by-day," Russini adds. "The hope is that he plays [against Philadelphia.] ... But they wanna be really careful knowing they wanna see him be able to do what he does well for them vs. rolling him out there and just being ok and even possibly reinjuring it." The vibe we get from both this report and HC Sean McVay's comments last week is that Kupp is worse than 50/50 to play this weekend. We've left him out of the Week 5 Rankings for now but will continue to keep a close eye on his status.
Rams WR Cooper Kupp (hamstring) will practice next week, HC Sean McVay said Friday. McVay stopped short of saying that Kupp will play in Week 5 against the Eagles, though. McVay said he "100%" factors in Kupp's opinion on how he feels when deciding when to put him back on the field, per The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue. We'll keep close tabs on Kupp's status this coming week.
Rams HC Sean McVay said it's "the hope" that WR Cooper Kupp (hamstring) will be ready to return next week. “He’s progressing. He’s doing a good job," McVay added. "But I don’t want to pigeonhole myself into (anything). He’s ramping up his workload ... When you’re talking about ‘returning to performance’ and ‘returning to play’ those are different things. We want him to be able to ‘return to performance’ at the level he’s capable of, and so we’re continuing to take it a day at a time. I know he’s doing everything in his power to be able to get himself ready to go and get out there with his teammates. Hopefully next week will represent that. If not, I’ll keep you guys posted.” It sounds like Kupp is trending in the right direction -- but isn't necessarily a lock to play next week. We'll keep you updated on the situation.
Rams HC Sean McVay wouldn't put a timeline on WR Cooper Kupp's return when asked on Friday. But he said the Rams are “hopeful” that Kupp will be back when first eligible in Week 5. Kupp remains worth stashing in all fantasy leagues. We'll keep you updated on his status.
The Rams will place WR Cooper Kupp (hamstring) on IR, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That knocks Kupp out for at least the first four games of the season. Hopefully he's ready to go come Week 5 and the hamstring trouble doesn't resurface. Kupp is certainly worth stashing in all fantasy leagues. Van Jefferson figures to operate as Los Angeles' No. 1 WR with Kupp out. We'll see how the WR corps shakes out behind him. TE Tyler Higbee should also see a bunch of targets sans Kupp.
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