Kupp sustained a sprained MCL during Sunday's 23-20 win at Denver, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. It's been a tough week-plus for Kupp. After working his way through the concussion protocol in order to play Sunday, he was the victim of a horse-collar tackle in said contest. While he returned for the first possession of the second half, he didn't play thereafter. During post-game media availability, coach Sean McVay told Cameron DaSilva of USA Today that Kupp "just wasn't himself," which was the reason for him remaining on the sideline. Schefter reports Kupp "could miss some time, but [the Rams are] not sure yet." As a result, the wide receiver's status will be watched closely to see if he's a candidate to play Sunday in San Francisco.
Kupp said after Sunday's 23-20 victory in Denver that he's unsure of the severity of his left knee injury but will undergo additional testing, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports. The issue was serious enough for Kupp to warrant a ride on the cart to the locker room, but his return in the second half, while short-lived, put a positive light on his health. In comments made by both Kupp and coach Sean McVay after the contest, there seems to be some question as to his availability next Sunday at San Francisco. McVay told Cameron DaSilva of USA Today that Kupp "just wasn't himself" during his only possession of the second half, while the wide receiver later said he has "no idea" if the injury will impact his Week 7 prospects. The results of the upcoming evaluation should provide the first indication of Kupp's status.
Kupp (knee) returned to Sunday's game against the Broncos, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports. Replay of Kupp's injury hinted at something that might sideline him beyond Week 6, but he's back on the field at the start of the second half Sunday after having previously been carted off.
Kupp officially cleared concussion protocol Saturday and is ready for the Rams' Week 6 matchup with the Broncos. Kupp was considered likely to clear concussion protocol ahead of Sunday's game after logging a full session at Friday's practice, so this news does not come as a surprise. Barring any setbacks, he is set to take on a full workload against the Broncos' mid-tier pass defense. We'll at least note snow is in the forecast for Denver on Sunday.
Kupp is expected to clear the concussion protocol in advance of Sunday's game at Denver, Rich Hammond of The Orange County Register reports. Kupp's practice reps this week were directly correlated with his standing in the concussion protocol. After a full session Friday, he's on the brink of getting clearance to play. The only thing standing in his way is an appointment with an independent neurologist Saturday. As long as he's sans symptoms Sunday, he'll be available to Jared Goff against the Broncos' mid-tier pass defense (256.2 yards given up per game).
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/21||@San Francisco 49ers||17||23.20|
|8||10/28||Green Bay Packers||16||23.00|
|9||11/04||@New Orleans Saints||32||34.80|
|11||11/20||Kansas City Chiefs||19||23.67|
|17||12/30||San Francisco 49ers||17||23.20|
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|3 Year Avg||95||62||869||5||42||14.02||114|