Cooper (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports. Cooper, the Rams' standout return specialist, is dealing with an ankle injury that will require a multi-week absence. The Rams re-signed Jojo Natson on Wednesday to help out in the return game.
Cooper (ankle) could miss multiple weeks according to head coach Sean McVay, Rich Hammond of The Orange County Register reports. Cooper suffered an ankle injury during Monday's win over the Raiders and could now be in danger of missing a handful of games. Even worse, backup returner Mike Thomas is also dealing with a groin injury. Look for updates once the practice reports are released this week.
Cooper is questionable to return to Monday's game against the Raiders after suffering an ankle injury. Cooper has managed 75 yards on three kickoffs and just 12 yards on two punt returns Monday night. If he is not able to return to the contest, look for Cooper Kupp and Mike Thomas to potentially take over his responsibilities on special teams.
Cooper underwent shoulder surgery after last season, Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Cooper was dogged by a shoulder injury during the first month of his rookie season in 2016 and again in the week before the Rams' divisional-round defeat to the Falcons in January. In that contest, he was involved in a pair of special-teams snafus, leading to 10 points for the visitors. Cooper likely was afflicted by the shoulder issue, enough so that a procedure was ordered up to fix it. While he remains buried on the wide receiver depth chart, expect him to serve as the Rams' undisputed kick and punt returner again this season.
Cooper (shoulder) doesn't have an injury designation for Saturday's wild-card game against the Falcons, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com reports. Head coach Sean McVay hinted all week Cooper would be OK for the Rams' playoff opener, and the wide receiver upheld his end of the bargain with a full practice Thursday. Expect Cooper to handle the bulk of kickoff and punt returns Saturday, but snaps on offense will be few and far between behind Robert Woods, Sammy Watkins and Cooper Kupp.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/23||Los Angeles Chargers||22||27.00|
|7||10/22||@San Francisco 49ers||25||29.00|
|8||10/28||Green Bay Packers||28||32.00|
|9||11/04||@New Orleans Saints||32||42.00|
|11||11/20||Kansas City Chiefs||29||32.00|
|17||12/30||San Francisco 49ers||25||29.00|
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|3 Year Avg||18||12||95||0||4||7.92||9|