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The Rams will be without Cooper Kupp in Week 1

The Rams will be without Cooper Kupp in Week 1

Coach Sean McVay did not rule out placing Cooper Kupp on the injured reserve list in Los Angeles.

Thousand Oaks – Wide receiver Los Angeles Rams, Cooper Kupp, He will not play on Sunday against Seattle Seahawks The head coach reported that while he was still dealing with a hamstring injury Sean McVay This Wednesday.

cup He first injured his hamstring on Aug. 1 during training camp practice, and suffered a setback over the past week.

“You’re dealing with a soft tissue problem,” he described. McVay. “We’re trying to get him back to normal. When that happens, we’ll get him back. But in the meantime, he won’t play for us.”

“I know he wants to be there so bad and we want him to be there, but we don’t want to rush anything.”

McVay The situation has not been ruled out cup He was placed on injured reserve on Saturday, which could mean he will miss at least the first four games of the season.

He pointed out: “I was hoping he would be ready to play, but we have great confidence in the players.” McVay. “It’s something we probably thought would be the case for a while, so it’s not new to us.”

McVay He said that way cup With a hamstring problem he did not follow “standard protocol when exacerbating a soft tissue injury.”

“We’re trying to understand exactly what it is so we can get back to feeling like it Cooper “The one we know and love,” he said. McVay. “And we hope we will be able to do that.”

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McVay The midfielder was also ruled out Stetson Bennettwho is dealing with a shoulder injury. McVay He pointed out that the quarterback Brett Rypien He will serve as a backup to the quarterback Matthew Stafford to Week 1.

cup He had 75 receptions for 812 yards with six touchdowns in nine games before suffering a season-ending ankle injury last season. In the previous year, cup He won the Triple Crown of Futurism NFLHe leads the league in receptions (145), receiving yards (1,947) and touchdowns (16).

“It was a really unique situation, to say the least,” he said. McVay. “But in terms of exactly how you want to handle things that you can control, I think he’s done a great job. He’s staying focused, leading the way he can now, even if he’s not able to be with his team. “So, I’ve been Really happy about that and still hoping he can come back to us soon.”