Injury Update on Los Angeles Rams All-Pro Wide Receiver

The Los Angeles Rams have averted catastrophe. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, an MRI has revealed that All-Pro wide receiver Cooper Kupp avoided a major injury to his hamstring at Tuesday's practice and should be back at scrimmages "in a few weeks."

Kupp exited Tuesday's practice with an undisclosed injury and did not return. Head coach Sean McVay didn't offer an update or further details at the time. Kupp missed eight games during the 2022 season while suffering primarily from an ankle injury.

Kupp is the centrepiece of the Rams offense and was arguably their most valuable player during their 2021 Super Bowl season. He led the league in receptions (145), receiving yards (1947), and receiving touchdowns (16) over the regular season and followed it up with a postseason for the ages, totalling 478 yards and six touchdowns over four games before taking home Super Bowl LVI MVP.

When healthy, Kupp was also perhaps the only bright spot of a fundamentally broken Rams offense in 2022. Despite the Rams finishing 27th in points scored, Kupp still averaged an impressive 90.2 receiving yards and 8.3 receptions per game, more than double any other player on the team.

The Rams can breathe a little easier now that Kupp has a relatively positive prognosis. They'll need Kupp at the peak of his powers if they're going to have any chance of bouncing back from an underwhelming 5-12 2022 season. Simply put, they've yet to prove they can resemble a competent offense without him. 

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