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How long is Cooper Kupp out? Ankle injury timeline, return date, latest updates on Rams WR

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The Rams suffered two losses against the Cardinals on Sunday, one of which could haunt the team for several weeks.

Wide receiver Cooper Kupp exited Los Angeles’ 27-17 loss to the Cardinals in the fourth quarter, and did not return. Though reports indicate the defending triple crown winner at receiver avoided a worst-case scenario, he could miss some time for the 3-6 Rams with the injury.

Here’s a shot of the injury, which showed Kupp immediately grab his left leg in pain. He later had to be helped off the field to the bench:

MORE: Cooper Kupp injury update: Rams WR could reportedly miss ‘several weeks’ with ankle injury

With Kupp set to miss time, it’s possible the Rams will be without their top receiver and starting quarterback Matthew Stafford, who missed Sunday’s game in concussion protocol.

With that, The Sporting News looks at Kupp’s injury status ahead of a pivotal stretch run to end the season for the Rams:

How long is Cooper Kupp out?

The Los Angeles Times reported Kupp could be out “several weeks,” citing an anonymous source with knowledge of the situation.

Reports from The Athletic and NFL.com indicated that tests performed on Kupp showed he avoided an injury that would keep him out long-term.

However, a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Monday seemed to confirm that Kupp suffered a high-ankle sprain, with one person saying the prognosis “doesn’t look good.”

Patriots quarterback Mac Jones suffered a similar injury this season, missing Weeks 4-6 as he recovered from the injury.

MORE: Rams WR depth chart: Allen Robinson, Van Jefferson next up after Cooper Kupp injury

Rams WR depth chart

Kupp is the Rams’ leader in several receiving categories, all by a wide margin: He has the most targets (98), catches (75), yards (812) and touchdown receptions (six).

Allen Robinson is the Rams’ second-leading receiver, though he is eclipsed in several metrics by tight end Tyler Higbee. Robinson is third on the team (and second among receivers) with 29 catches for 292 yards and two touchdowns.

Ben Skowronek and Brandon Powell take the third and fourth spots on the receiver depth chart; they are the last significant contributors at the position to have played every game this season.

Player Place on depth chart
Cooper Kupp 1 (injured)
Allen Robinson 2
Ben Skowronek 3
Brandon Powell 4
Tutu Atwell 5


Credit: sportingnews.com

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