Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp will undergo surgery on Wednesday after suffering a high ankle sprain against the Arizona Cardinals and will be placed on injured reserve.
The move to the IR means LA will be without its top offensive player for at least the next four weeks.
Kupp suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of LA’s 27-17 loss in Week 10.
“It’s significant,” head coach Sean McVay told reporters Tuesday, according to NFL Network. “But what we got to be able to do is say, alright let’s put our heads together, let’s figure out who we’re playing with, you know, what do those guys do well?
“How do we make sure that the plan is in alignment with that and continue to try to just really pour into these guys and develop them and help them play to the best of their ability with an enjoyment and you know, seeing if you can put them in positions to enjoy the odds to be able to make some plays and go compete as well as they possibly can.”
It’s the latest blow for the Rams, who were without quarterback Matthew Stafford against Arizona on Sunday as the defending Super Bowl winning QB was in concussion protocol.
McVay told reporters that the team would get more clarity on Stafford’s health later in the day on Tuesday.
It’s been a trying season for the Rams, who sit at 3-6 on the year after losing three straight games.
LA’s offense ranks 31st in the league in yards per game (282.7) and 29th in points per game (16.4).
Kupp has 75 catches for 812 yards and six touchdowns, one year after leading the league in catches, yards and touchdowns.