Los Angeles – Rams wide receiver cooper cup He will have ankle surgery Wednesday and will be placed on injured reserve, head coach Sean McVay said Tuesday.
Cobb will miss at least four games on injured reserve, but McVay hasn’t ruled out a receiver exit for the rest of the season. McVay said the “tight rope” procedure that will be performed on Cobb usually takes five to six weeks to recover.
Cobb suffered a sprained ankle in the Rams’ Week 10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth quarter while trying to catch a pass from a quarterback John Walford. Cobb appeared to grab his right ankle after the play and was benched by team medical personnel.
“Obviously you’ve never replaced a player like Cooper Cobb, but we’ve got to figure out the best way to highlight the skills of the players who’ll be playing,” McVay said.
Kupp took to Twitter to thank his fans for their support.
Thanks to everyone who reached out and sent a prayer! Unfortunately, this is just part of the game. I appreciate having a reliable medical team around me. We’ll fix this thing, and then get back to work to get back to work!
– Cooper Kupp (@CooperKupp) November 15, 2022
The Los Angeles offense has counted on Cobb this season: Going into Week 10, Cobb has caught 35.7% of the Rams’ catches this season, the highest mark of any player in the league. He entered the game with 72 receptions, a pace of 153 over the 17-game season, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The NFL single-season record is 149 by a New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas in 2019.
“I think what we’ve learned more than anything, especially this year, is to take it one day at a time,” McVay said. “Let’s see how this operation goes tomorrow when that’s done. Let’s make sure all the things they initially thought based on what the MRI looked like were in alignment. How does this surgery go? But I don’t think you want to slice yourself in one approach, but you know.” The first step is surgery and then the appropriate steps are followed after that.”
McVay also said that quarterback Matthew Stafford He remains in concussion protocol but the team will get more clarity on his status later Tuesday.
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