Los Angeles Rams broad receiver Cooper Kupp (L) neglected eight games last season thanks to a excessive-ankle sprain. File Photo by Steve Nesius/UPI | License Photo
Aug. 2 (UPI) — Los Angeles Rams broad receiver Cooper Kupp injured his hamstring at put together and may perchance cross over time, the workers presented.
The Rams said Kupp injured the hamstring at practicing camp Tuesday in Irvine, Calif., nonetheless did now indirectly present a doable return date for the important individual broad receiver. A supply told ESPN that Kupp would be support for “scrimmages in about a weeks.”
The Rams return for practicing camp Thursday at the University of California Irvine.
“It regarded he got here up a chunk of bit [injured] in a red zone route and they told me he changed into out for put together,” Rams coach Sean McVay told reporters Tuesday, when requested about Kupp’s bother.
Kupp, 30, totaled 812 yards and six touchdowns on 75 catches in nine games last season. He neglected the final eight games of the season thanks to a excessive-ankle sprain.
Kupp led the NFL with 145 catches for 1,947 yards and 16 touchdowns in 17 starts in 2021. He earned All-Legitimate, Legitimate Bowl and Offensive Participant of the Yr honors and executed third in MVP voting that season. Kupp’s reception complete that season changed into appropriate four shy of tying Michael Thomas’ all-time anecdote from 2019.
The third-spherical pick in the 2017 NFL Draft signed a three-365 days, $80.1 million contract with the Rams in 2022.
Ben Skowronek, Van Jefferson, Demarcus Robinson, Puka Nacua, Tutu Atwell, Lance McCutcheon, Tyler Johnson, Austin Trammell, Tyler Hudson, Braxton Burmeister and Xavier Smith are among the many replacement broad receivers on the Rams roster.
“You gotta be in a build to switch on,” McVay said in reference to Kupp’s bother. “I am hoping he’s OK, nonetheless we gotta be in a build to spin put together. Guys gotta step up. Obviously, we’re seriously better when he’s here.
“You hope he’s gonna be OK, nonetheless if he’s no longer, we are going to glimpse what occurs. The put together needed to spin on.”
The Rams will defend joint practices with the Las Vegas Raiders sooner than their Aug. 19 preseason sport. They’re going to put together with the Denver Broncos sooner than their Aug. 26 preseason meeting.
The Rams will face the Seattle Seahawks in their frequent-season opener Sept. 10 in Seattle.