The Rams received good news on Monday regarding the condition of star receiver Cooper Kupp, who left in the second quarter of Sunday’s game and did not return. Further testing revealed that he has a lateral ankle sprain and is considered day to day. Rams coach Sean McVay expressed his optimism about Kupp’s chances of playing against the Cardinals on Sunday, stating that it is a real possibility.
Meanwhile, the Rams will also monitor the functionality of rookie receiver Puka Nacua’s shoulder this week after he injured it during a pass interference penalty in the fourth quarter. McVay called Nacua day to day as well. In addition to Kupp and Nacua, the Rams are also expected to see the return of running back Kyren Williams this week. He has been out since Week 6 due to a left ankle sprain and his absence has been felt by the team.
“It’ll be great to be able to get him back,” McVay said about Williams. “His productivity, his play energy, his overall presence – all those things will be valuable for us.” With these injuries and returns in mind, it will be interesting to see how the Rams perform against the Cardinals on Sunday.