The Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp will be placed on injured reserve following his decision to undergo ankle surgery, coach Sean McVay announced on Wednesday. This means that the player will be set to miss a minimum of four games.
Typically, the surgery that Kupp has elected to undergo comes with a recovery time of five to six weeks, however, the exact amount of time of Kupp’s absence is yet to be determined.
Kupp’s decision to undergo surgery comes after the wide receiver suffered a high ankle sprain during the Rams’ loss to the Arizona Cardinals during Week 10. The injury came as Kupp attempted to catch a pass from quarterback John Wolford, after which he grabbed at his ankle and was escorted to the bench by the Rams’ medical team.
“I think what we’ve learned more than anything, especially this year, is let’s just take it a day at a time,” McVay said, adding that he will do his best to leverage the skills of other players in an attempt to compensate for Kupp’s absence.
Los Angeles has relied heavily on Kupp’s skill this season, with the wide receiver making 35.7% of the Rams’ catches this season.