One of many high vast receivers within the recreation is returning to a workforce that is had an honest begin with out him.
Cooper Kupp is wholesome and can return Sunday after lacking the primary 4 video games of the season.
The 30-year-old was positioned on injured reserve simply earlier than the season began after he reaggravated a hamstring damage from earlier in coaching camp, inflicting him to overlook the primary 4 weeks of the Los Angeles Rams’ season.
The workforce opened his 21-day apply window earlier this week, and Sean McVay mentioned Kupp’s prepared for this weekend after training Thursday.
“Simply having his presence out there’s undoubtedly a lift,” McVay advised reporters Friday. “I am actually comfortable for him due to how essential it’s to be on the market along with his workforce and to have the ability to really feel bodily like he is himself.
“If that is the case then normally the remaining simply takes care of itself. Extra importantly, it is good for our workforce, however it’s additionally good for someone that you just care an entire lot about. I am comfortable to have the ability to have him again, and we’ll see if that continues to development in the correct path until one thing unexpected occurs over the subsequent 48 hours.”
The Rams will get the 2021 Offensive Participant of the 12 months again at a time when a rookie has finished his greatest to duplicate Kupp.
Puka Nacua has been picked up in nearly each fantasy soccer league due to his robust begin to the season. The BYU product leads the NFL with 39 receptions, and his 501 yards had ranked second to DJ Moore earlier than Thursday evening’s recreation. Kupp will regain his position because the Rams’ high goal, however Nacua offers a more-than-solid second choice.
Kupp inked a three-year, $80 million extension in June 2022 after his Triple Crown marketing campaign throughout which he gained Tremendous Bowl MVP. However a excessive ankle sprain in Week 10 final 12 months saved him out for the rest of the season.
When he was on the sector, he remained dominant. In 9 video games final season, he caught 75 passes for 812 yards and 6 touchdowns. Via his first eight video games, he was on tempo for 153 catches, 1,728 yards and 15 touchdowns.
In his Triple Crown season, he caught 145 passes for 1,947 yards and 16 scores.
Los Angeles is 2-2, and Kupp is selecting an excellent time to return. The Rams host the defending NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles Sunday.