LOS ANGELES — Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp is considered day-to-day with a sprained ankle, coach Sean McVay said Monday.
McVay said “the goal” is for Kupp to play in Week 12 against the Arizona Cardinals and that there is a “real possibility that he will be available.” McVay said Kupp was motivated “based on how he feels today” and the results of tests done on his ankle.
“I know he will do everything in his power [to play]”McVay said. “… It’s not something where you say he’s definitely going to be out this week, but you want to see the performance.”
The Rams, meanwhile, will get leading rusher Kyren Williams back against the Cardinals, McVay said. Williams, who has 456 yards and seven total touchdowns (six rushing) this season, is on injured reserve with an ankle injury.
Kupp left the Rams’ win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in the second quarter with an ankle injury. He was on the sideline in the third quarter wearing his helmet, but did not return to the field and was officially ruled out at the start of the fourth quarter.
Because of Kupp’s history with ankle injuries, the Rams will be careful with him while they determine if he can play against Arizona, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Kupp finished the 2022 season on injured reserve after missing a Week 10 with a high ankle sprain that required surgery.
Kupp, who missed the first four games of the season with a hamstring injury, had 23 catches for 364 yards and a touchdown in 2023.