Cooper Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams will undergo ankle surgery on Wednesday.
The Super Bowl MVP injured his ankle during the Rams loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. After the play, trainers helped Kupp to the sideline to be examined.
Key part of replay cut off but consistent with high ankle injury with biggest current worry being associated high fibula fracture. Headed for X-ray. Same side as recent injury but worse mechanism. pic.twitter.com/st27IxjJHU
— David J. Chao – ProFootballDoc (@ProFootballDoc) November 13, 2022
The surgery on his right ankle will place him on IR, which will keep him sidelined for a minimum of four weeks, according to Senior NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The team has only had three wins so far this season and currently sits last in the NFC West standings for winning percentage. Now, they’ve lost the most productive player on their roster to major surgery. As if Los Angeles’ season could get any worse. It’s a bummer for any Rams fan who had hopes of their team repeating as Super Bowl champions this season.
Kupp sent out a tweet Tuesday acknowledging his injury and said, “this is unfortunately just part of the game.”
Thanks to everyone who has reached out and sent prayers! This is unfortunately just part of the game. Appreciate having a trusted medical team around me. Gonna get this thing fixed, then get back to work to get back to work!
— Cooper Kupp (@CooperKupp) November 15, 2022
Being that Kupp is only 29-years-old, it’s likely he will make it back to being 100% healthy again. That is, if his recovery goes well and he takes his time getting back on the field.
Hopefully there’ll be no additional setbacks along the way for Kupp. He seems to be a player totally dedicated to his craft, which makes him easy to root for. (RELATED: J.J. Watt Appears To Give $1,000 To Fan After Reversed Call Kills His Bet)
He also should’ve easily won MVP over Aaron Rodgers last year. Kupp led NFL wide receivers in total receptions, touchdowns, and receiving yards in both the regular season and the postseason, according to ESPN.
It’s unfortunate seeing a great player like Kupp go down with a big injury like this. Given his determination, he should be back and playing at an elite level again soon, whether it be at the end of the regular season this year or in 2023 .