It has been reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that wide receiver Cooper Kupp sustained an MCL sprain on Sunday against the Denver Broncos:
Rams’ WR Cooper Kupp suffered an MCL sprain Sunday and his team thinks he “could miss some time, but not sure yet,” per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 15, 2018
During the game, Kupp was horse collar tackled by Broncos safety Darian Stewart. After the injury, Kupp was carted off the field but did return to the game. He tried to play with the injury but was removed from the remainder of the game as a precaution according to Head Coach Sean McVay.
Currently there has not been a timetable set for Kupp’s return, though an injury of this magnitude typically sidelines players for multiple weeks:
Cooper Kupp said to have mcl sprain, which I said would be the case if X-ray was negative. Unfortunately one of the dangers of the horse collar tackle. Depending on grade of tear he could be out anywhere from 1-6 wks #rams @TheFantasyDRS https://t.co/O5ljvALm4H— Eric Friedman, MD (@sportsinjuryMD) October 15, 2018
The Rams will more than likely move Josh Reynolds into the rotation. Woods will more than likely play more snaps in the slot with Reynolds handling the outside work. It will be interesting to see if the Rams decide to increase tight end Gerald Everett’s workload since he is more of a receiver than blocker at this point of his career and this could be the best chance for his snap count to increase.
Next up the Rams will play the San Francisco 49ers.