Los Angeles, California – In a highly anticipated development for the Los Angeles Rams, Head Coach Sean McVay announced on Friday that star wide receiver Cooper Kupp is set to make his comeback on the field next Sunday, as the Rams gear up to take on the Philadelphia Eagles.
Kupp’s return follows a challenging start to the season, as he was placed on Injured Reserve and subsequently sidelined for the opening four games due to a nagging hamstring injury that initially surfaced in August. A setback further delayed his much-awaited return to action. However, after a week of rigorous training, Kupp now appears to be back in peak physical condition.
The impending return of Kupp is poised to inject a significant dose of firepower into the Rams’ offense, which had leaned heavily on rookie sensation Puka Nacua in his absence. Nacua has already amassed an impressive stat line this season, tallying 39 receptions for 501 yards and notching a touchdown. With Kupp back in the mix, the Rams will also have the services of Tutu Atwell and Van Jefferson at their disposal, providing them with an array of talented receiving options.
Kupp’s remarkable 2021 season firmly established him as a force to be reckoned with, as he led the NFL in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdown receptions. His pivotal role played a significant part in the Los Angeles Rams’ triumphant Super Bowl campaign, culminating in Kupp’s well-deserved recognition as Super Bowl MVP that year. Injuries had limited Kupp to just nine appearances in the 2022 season, underscoring the significance of his return to the lineup.
As of now, the Rams, with a record of 2-2, currently rank 13th in the NFL in points scored this season. With Kupp’s return, they are poised to enhance their offensive prowess and aim for a successful run in the upcoming games.