Cooper Kupp, the outstanding wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams, seems to be getting uncomfortably close to playing again. The hamstring injury that caused Kupp to be placed on injured reserve at the beginning of the year.
Sean McVay HC of Rams, told ESPN’s Sarah Barshop that “the hope” is that Kupp will make a comeback Week 5. Via Barshop, McVay continued that the 30-year-old is “ramping up his workload” and “progressing”.
Sean McVay was asked if he expects Cooper Kupp to be ready to come off IR for Week 5 against the Eagles. "That's the hope," McVay said. Kupp is "ramping up his workload" and "progressing," according to McVay.
— Sarah Barshop (@sarahbarshop) September 27, 2023
Rams journey without Cooper Kupp so far
Kupp was automatically ruled out of the Rams’ opening four games after being placed on injured reserve. Additionally, the 2021 Pro Bowler missed eight games in 2017 due to an ankle issue.
Puka Nacua, a rookie, has 30 catches for 338 yards while Tutu Atwell, 23, has 17 receptions for 246 yards and a touchdown for the Rams (1-2), who have produced astronomically without Kupp.
The Rams stunned the Seattle Seahawks on the road in Week 1 of the season, but then lost to the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals. An offense that has struggled with consistency since the beginning of last season will benefit greatly from Kupp’s impending return.
This Sunday, Los Angeles travels to face the 2-1 Indianapolis Colts in an effort to get back to.500 before hosting the Eagles in Week 5 at home.