Copper Kupp sprained his ankle in the Los Angeles Rams’ loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday; More injury blows to Alaric Jackson (blood clots) and Chandler Brewer (knee) will mean Sean McVay will have to make more changes to the offensive line.
Last update: 11/15/22 11:10 p.m.
Cooper Kupp will need surgery for a sprained ankle, which means the Los Angeles Rams wide receiver will be out for a month while he’s placed on injured reserve.
The Super Bowl MVP sprained his ankle in the Rams’ 27-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday.
He will have to undergo surgery that should rule out the Rams’ best offensive player for several weeks.
Kupp won the triple crown for receiving last season and, until his injury, had continued his good form. He is second in the NFL with 75 catches, while his 812 receiving yards and six touchdown receptions are fifth in the league.
Coach Sean McVay also confirmed Tuesday that starting left tackle Alaric Jackson will miss the rest of the season with blood clots, while starting right guard Chandler Brewer will miss four to six weeks after undergoing knee surgery.
His absence, coupled with injuries to two other offensive line starters, will be another blow to the struggling Rams offense, which is 31st in the NFL in yards per game (282.7), 28th in scoring (16 ,4) and last in rushing yards (68.1).
Jackson had been lauded since replacing injured Joseph Noteboom at left tackle, but the Iowa product needs blood clot medication which will keep him out for the rest of the season, McVay said .
Brewer had come on the team against the Cardinals and performed well, but continued to play on his own after being injured.
The Rams (3-6) will have their 10th different starting combination in 10 games on the offensive line when they visit New Orleans on Sunday.