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Cooper Kupp injury update: Rams All-Pro WR expected to play Week 9 after suffering ankle injury against 49ers

Cooper Kupp injury update: Rams All-Pro WR expected to play Week 9 after suffering ankle injury against 49ers

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The bouquets lost Sunday’s game against the 49ers, but they seem to have avoided an even bigger loss. wide star Cooper Coupewho injured his ankle late in the 31-14 loss, suffered no structural damage but instead has tissue swelling. by head coach Sean McVay. Kupp is expected to play against the Buccaneers in Week 9, according to McVay.

Kupp, who walked off the field under his own power, was seen with his ankle wrapped in the locker room after the game. While he said he wanted to see how his ankle responds over the next few days, Kupp said the signs were that he “dodged a bullet” from a more serious injury. according to The Athletic. From what McVay said, that seems to be the case.

When asked about Kupp’s injury after the game, McVay said he was “kicking himself” for not running the ball in that situation. McVay eventually called for a run and took a knee to end the game after Kupp’s injury, which came on a six-yard reception with 1:02 left.

The reception was Kupp’s only one of the second half. The All-Pro wide receiver finished the game with 79 yards on eight receptions while being targeted 12 times. Kupp had seven catches in the first half, which included his 16-yard touchdown reception that gave the Rams a 14-7 lead with 6:35 left in the second quarter.

Los Angeles would not score again, however, as the 49ers scored 24 unanswered points as they defeated the Rams for the eighth straight time in the regular season. The 49ers were led by their new running back, Christian McCaffreyWHO he threw, caught and ran for scores as San Francisco evened their record at 4-4. The Rams fell to 3-4 and are currently behind San Francisco and Seattle in the NFC West standings.

Kupp’s condition will surely be something to monitor all week leading up to next Sunday’s game against the buccaneers. Despite opposing defenses’ focus on stopping him, Kupp continues to put up big numbers. He has 686 yards and five touchdowns on 64 receptions in seven games.





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