Cooper Kupp will miss Sunday’s game for the Los Angeles Rams when they take on the San Francisco 49ers.
Over the first six weeks of action, the Los Angeles Rams have been one of the best stories in the NFL, as they enter Week 7 as the only undefeated team remaining with a key matchup scheduled against the San Francisco 49ers.
On paper, there’s every reason to believe the Rams will have little trouble getting by the 49ers in this one since Kyle Shanahan‘s team only has one win to their name, although the team did look good against the Green Bay Packers during Week 6.
Assuming the 49ers pick up right where they left off for this Week 7 matchup, the Rams could be in for a lot tougher of a battle then originally expected. Not to mention, the offense was already facing the difficult challenge of having to adjust to playing without Cooper Kupp at receiver.
As if suffering a concussion in Week 5 wasn’t already frustrating enough, Kupp unfortunately suffered a knee injury this past weekend against the Denver Broncos on a play that can be best described as a cheap shot.
Even though there was a slight chance of him suiting up against the 49ers, Kupp was officially ruled out by Sean McVay on Wednesday, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. At the end of the day, Los Angeles fans assumed this would be the case all along, and already seemed to prepare for the offense playing without him.
Only time will tell when it comes to seeing how long Kupp will actually be out since the Rams have made it clear they will monitor the situation on a weekly basis. But when looking at how Los Angeles still has Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods to work with along with players like Josh Reynolds looking to take advantage of additional playing time, there’s no reason for concern with Kupp out.
If anything, Kupp’s absence will only prove even more just how great of a team the Rams have if the offense continues to put up a ton of points like they have for the most part all season when facing the 49ers.
McVay has received heavy praise for being one of the top coaches in the league for a reason, and anyone who thinks he won’t have Los Angeles prepared on offense to still succeed without Kupp is simply foolish.
So as devastating as it was to hear the news surrounding Kupp, Rams fans should keep in mind this situation could have been a lot worse, and hopefully the wideout will be back 100 percent healthy before they know it.