Losing Cooper Kupp to torn ACL crushing blow for Los Angeles Rams
It was confirmed on Monday morning that Cooper Kupp will miss the remainder of the season for the Los Angeles Rams due to a torn ACL.
One week after suffering a crushing first loss of the season to the New Orleans Saints, the Los Angeles Rams bounced back in a big way during their Week 10 victory over the Seattle Seahawks, although it unfortunately came with a high price.
Back in Week 9, the Rams were beyond thrilled to have Cooper Kupp back in the lineup after missing two games due to a sprained MCL when seeing the kind of impact he’s made for this offense dating back to his rookie campaign in 2017.
Right away, Kupp displayed against New Orleans what he brings to the table after hauling in five catches for 89 yards, including a 41-yard touchdown catch on a key third down in the second half.
With that being said, Kupp’s season took a turn for the worse during Sunday’s win over the Seahawks when he was forced to leave a game with a knee injury. And while Los Angeles fans seemed to know right away that Kupp’s injury could end up being season-ending, it was officially confirmed on Monday after learning the wideout suffered a torn ACL.
Deep down, the Rams will be just fine on offense since Jared Goff is already fortunate enough to have a dynamic duo in Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods to work with. Not to mention, this is the whole reason Los Angeles kept Josh Reynolds around since he’s proven to be valuable when needed on offense when incidents like this happen.
Still, this doesn’t make the situation with Kupp any easier to deal with, as nobody wants to see a valuable player suffer a season-ending injury, and all the Rams can do now is hope he bounces back stronger than ever in 2019.
Knowing Kupp, there’s every reason to believe this will happen since the wideout has always been heavily praised for his work ethic, especially as a rookie since some believed he was player more like a veteran than someone in the middle of their first year.
With 40 catches in eight games for 566 yards with six touchdowns, Kupp was on his way to crushing his rookie totals, and already did when it comes to trips into the end zone. Rams fans have every reason to feel upset over the loss of Kupp, but as mentioned before, all they can do now is hope he has a speedy recovery over the next year to put himself in the best position possible for a strong bounce back campaign.