The Los Angeles Rams had a monster fall from grace after winning the Super Bowl in 2022.
Injuries plagued the roster and nothing went right for the, then defending champs. That was especially true after Cooper Kupp fell to injury.
Now, the franchise resets itself in the hopes to get back in the playoff mix. But to do so, Kupp must be fully healthy.
From the sounds of it, the Rams are optimistic about Cooper Kupp’s return, as the superstar wide receiver provides an uplifting update about his injury.
According to Pro Football Talk, “Kupp said his ankle is ‘feeling really good’ while acknowledging that there’s still work to be done to be sure that he’s back to 100 percent in time for the start of the season.”
The Rams’ star went into further detail about his situation.
“I mean, you don’t know until you’re out here doing football stuff and really putting the ankle through the stuff that you know is required to play football. You can’t simulate this stuff. So I don’t know if we’ll really know. I feel right now as we’ve been pushing it pretty hard, I feel really good.”
Kupp also mentions how the Rams are being patient with his return, which is the smart way to go.
“And so I’m itching to be out there and it’s a good place to be now where I feel like I’m asking for more and wanting to do more and feeling like you’re getting held back versus feeling like they’re pushing you to do more, you know? So we’re in a good place now where I feel like I want to get out there and play and they’re being cautious with it.”
Los Angeles is taking the right approach with Cooper Kupp’s injury. There is no reason to rush him. Especially considering we’re still a few months away from the start of the regular season.
Even so, the Rams will largely benefit once some of their star players begin returning. Matthew Stafford is another guy to keep an eye on, as he’s bouncing back from an injury himself.
With that said, this is only good news for Cooper Kupp and the Rams. Based on his comments, it sounds like he’s well on his way to being ready by training camp.