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Rams receiver Cooper Kupp departs with ankle injury

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Los Angeles Rams Cooper Kupp
Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp departed Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals early in the fourth quarter with a right ankle injury and was ruled doubtful to return.

Kupp went in the air near the sideline in an attempt to grab an off-target pass from quarterback John Wolford, came to the ground and had Cardinals cornerback Marco Wilson roll over his leg. Kupp rolled out of bounds and to the Rams’ bench area, where he was tended to by the team’s medical staff.

Kupp, the MVP of last season’s Super Bowl, was barely able to put weight on his right leg and was taken to the locker room.

During a rough season for the 3-5 Rams, Kupp had been a bright spot. He had three receptions Sunday, but they went for a combined minus-1 yard as Wolford struggled as a replacement for Matthew Stafford (concussion).

Kupp has 75 receptions for 812 yards and six touchdowns this season. In six seasons, all with the Rams, the former third-round draft pick out of Eastern Washington has 508 receptions for 6,329 yards and 46 TDs.

In a thoroughly dominating 2021 season, Kupp led the NFL in receptions (145), yards (1,947) and TDs (16). He also led in yards per game at 114.5.

–Field Level Media