When will Cooper Kupp return to the Los Angeles Rams after ankle surgery?
Los Angeles Rams star wide receiver Cooper Kupp underwent surgery in November for a high ankle sprain, and will probably not return for the rest of the season.
Los Angeles Rams star wide receiver Cooper Kupp sustained a high ankle sprain during their loss to the Arizona Cardinals in November. Although he was able to avoid a severe fracture, he underwent surgery on his ankle.
He was expected to miss six to eight weeks after the procedure, but it seems that Kupp will not return this season if the Rams fail to bounce back and miraculously make it to the playoffs. The team currently holds a 4-9 record as they beat the Las Vegas Raiders last week.
Best case scenario
The latest information out of Los Angeles confirms that the Rams will sideline the 29-year-old for the rest of the season to enable him to rest, given how important he is to the franchise. Although, coach McVay left open the slightest possibility that the receiver could return.
If the defending champions somehow manage to win the rest of their games and make it to the postseason, Kupp was thought to have had enough time to recover for the team to activate him for the playoffs. But the latest information reveals that he almost for sure will not return this season.
The Rams are on the verge of being eliminated, and The New York Times gives them a less than 1% chance of surviving the regular season.
They beat the now 5-8 Raiders on Thursday Night Football with newly acquired quarterback Baker Mayfield starting for the team. Las Vegas was riding a three-win streak, while Los Angeles is coming from six consecutive losses.