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Los Angeles Rams’ WR Brandin Cooks progressing through concussion protocol

The Rams lost a key offensive weapon in the 4th quarter of Thursday night’s game

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Los Angeles Rams Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks beautifully hauled in a one-handed catch on a critical 3rd and 8 play early in the 4th quarter during Thursday night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. Unfortunately, immediately upon hitting the ground Cooks laid motionless having apparently slammed his head on the turf.

Cooks walked off the field under his own power and headed straight to the locker room where he was evaluated for a concussion. He did not return to the game.

On Friday, Rams’ head coach Sean McVay provided a status update:

He’s doing good. He’s going through the concussion protocol, but he was asymptomatic today and that’s a positive thing for us.

That’s a good sign for Cooks, and the Rams’ offense which needs every weapon it has when it takes on the current division leading San Francisco 49ers in Week 6. He’ll have 10 days to recuperate and all signs point to him being ready to go next weekend.

If for some reason he’s not able to go or suffers a setback, expect to see an increase in snaps for 2017 4th round pick Josh Reynolds, who saw 29 snaps (equal to his total for Weeks 1-4) on Thursday night. Reynolds was targeted once, and finished the game with one reception for 12 yards.