Los Angeles Rams Superstar Wide Receiver Suffers Injury

Yet another team's Super Bowl aspirations have potentially taken a hit in the early portion of training camp. Los Angeles Rams wide receiver and 2021 AP Offensive Player of the Year Cooper Kupp left practice early on Tuesday with an apparent injury.

Head coach Sean McVay didn't offer an update or further details on the nature of the injury, but Kupp missed the remainder of practice. 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.

For the Rams to have any chance of bouncing back from an underwhelming 5-12 2022 season, they'll need to cross their fingers that Kupp is okay. Simply put, they've yet to prove they can resemble a competent offense without him. 

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