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Cooper Kupp leaves Rams training camp on Tuesday with hamstring injury

Rams head coach Sean McVay comments on Cooper Kupp’s injury status following training camp on Tuesday

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Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp walked off the field at training camp on Tuesday with an undisclosed injury, which was later revealed to be a hamstring injury per a team spokesperson. Head coach Sean McVay said, “He looked like he came up a little bit in a red zone route. I just know they told me he was out for practice.” McVay had not been briefed by the medical staff directly after the practice but spoke to the media.

“I hope he’s okay, but I mean, we got to be able to go practice,” McVay said. “Guys have to be able to step up and obviously we’re much better when he’s here and you hope he’s going to be okay, but if he’s not, I mean, we’ll see what happens, but the practice had to go on and that’s what happened today.”

Hopefully this isn’t a serious injury for Kupp. Obviously any injury to the Rams star wide receiver would be a huge detriment to the offense as they prepare for the 2023 season. NFL training camp can be a scary time for teams as players can get injured before the season even begins. This happened two years ago to the Rams with Cam Akers. The Denver Broncos recently lost Tim Patrick to a torn achilles while teams like the Detroit Lions have had scares with players like CJ Gardner-Johnson.

While this may not be a serious injury, it is worth noting that when Puka Nacua left practice last week, it was immediately known that he had left due to cramps. It seems like whatever happened to Kupp may require more tests and investigation before more details are known.

In other Rams injury news from McVay, rookie edge rusher Ochaun Mathis “tweaked his knee” according to Stu Jackson from the team. He’ll be out a few weeks. Wide receiver Ben Skowronek also was held out of practice due to back soreness.

Mathis’ injury is a huge disappointment for a player that was seen as raw coming out of the draft. These practices during training camp can be very helpful for a young player’s development.

Again, hopefully it’s nothing serious for Kupp. It’s potentially a good sign that he was able to walk off of the field and didn’t need the cart. Be sure to stay tuned for more updates.