The move is merely a formality after Kupp sustained a torn ACL during the Week 10 win over the Seahawks that required season-ending surgery. Kupp's procedure went according to plan, so the Rams will hold out hope that he'll make a full recovery and have a shot at returning shortly before the 2019 season gets underway. In a corresponding transaction, the Rams activated Pharoh Cooper (ankle) from IR to bolster their return game and provide an additional healthy body at receiver.
McVay didn't offer a specific timeline for Kupp's recovery from the procedure, but noted that doctors detected no additional structural damage in the wideout's left knee. That seemingly bodes well for Kupp's odds of being available for the start of the 2019 season, though the lengthy rehab process could keep him sidelined for the first few weeks of training camp and the preseason. As for the rest of the current campaign, the Rams will likely prepare Josh Reynolds for a regular role in three-wideout sets on the outside of formations, while Robert Woods shifts inside to fill Kupp's usual duties in the slot.
Kupp has been diagnosed with a torn ACL, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Testing confirmed the Rams' fear of a season-ending injury. The talented second-year wideout will hope to make it back for Week 1 of 2019, while Josh Reynolds figures to step in as the No. 3 receiver in an offense that almost exclusively uses three-wide sets. The Rams could alter their strategy to account for Kupp's absence, potentially using more formations that keep tight ends Tyler Higbee and Gerald Everett on the field at the same time.
Kupp (knee) will undergo an MRI on Monday, but the concern right now is that he suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's game versus the Seahawks, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
Kupp went down in the fourth quarter with a non-contact injury that saw him clutching his left knee. Of course, Kupp only returned last Sunday from a two-game absence due to a sprained MCL in that same knee. Given that connection, it unfortunately wasn't surprising when Rams coach Sean McVay said after the game that Kupp's outlook appeared grim, and now it seems the wideout's season could be over. The results on Monday's MRI should determine Kupp's fate, but the signs so far don't look good.
Kupp was forced out during the fourth quarter of Sunday's contest with what appeared to be a non-contact injury. As Kupp was down on the field, he was seen holding his left knee, which recently kept him out for two games while nursing a sprained MCL. While his situation will be updated as more news becomes available, the early indications surrounding his status are not positive.
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|2017||Los Angeles Rams||15||6||1||0||0.0||0||0.00||0||0||0||0/0||0||0||39.6|
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|2018||Los Angeles Rams||8||1||3||4||4.0||4||0||0|
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