The Los Angeles Rams’ star wideout Cooper Kupp suffered a hamstring injury during Tuesday’s practice that will likely sideline him for a “few weeks,” according to reports.
Kupp suffered the injury after he “came up a little bit in a red zone route,” according to Rams’ head coach Sean McVay. The 30-year-old player underwent an MRI shortly after.
“Obviously, we’re much better when he’s here, and we hope he’s going to be OK,” McVay told reporters on Tuesday. “If he’s not, we’ll see what happens, but the practice had to go on.”
McVay didn’t want to go into the specifics about the possible timeline for Kupp’s return, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the organization intends to be “caution” with their best offensive player. The expectation is that he will be back for scrimmages in a few weeks.
If Schefter’s sources are correct, Kupp would have plenty of time to return to game action before the 2023 NFL season officially kicks off. The Rams play their Week 1 game on September 10 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Cooper Kupp was a key contributor to Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl run in 2021. He finished the regular season leading the league in receptions (145), receiving yards (1,947), and receiving touchdowns (16) while adding 33 catches for 478 yards and six TDs in the postseason.
Kupp’s 2022 campaign was a lot less successful, as he ended up playing only nine games before having to undergo season-ending ankle surgery. The Rams, on the other hand, finished with a 5-12 record and missed the playoffs.