Rams WR Cooper Kupp ruled out for opener vs. Seahawks due to hamstring

DENVER, COLORADO - AUGUST 26: Cooper Kupp #10 of the Los Angeles Rams warms up before the preseason game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field At Mile High on August 26, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Tyler Schank/Clarkson Creative/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Rams star wide receiver Cooper Kupp will not play in the team’s regular-season opener against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday due to his hamstring, according to head coach Sean McVay.

“Not much more information,” McVay told reporters Wednesday, “Just dealing with some soft tissue stuff.”

He added that the team would not rule out placing the 30-year-old on injured reserve.

Kupp has been considered day-to-day since Aug. 30, when he had a setback with a hamstring injury he sustained early in training camp on Aug. 1. He reportedly visited a specialist in Minnesota to get it checked out on Tuesday.

The Super Bowl LVI MVP was recently voted a team captain by his teammates. If he ends up on injured reserve, he will spend at least four games supporting his club from the sidelines.

He landed on injured reserve last season in November, when he sustained a high ankle sprain during the Ram’s Week 10 loss to the Cardinals. Kupp had to have surgery to treat the injury, which occurred when he landed awkwardly on an overthrown pass from backup quarterback John Wolford.

Before the ankle injury, Kupp was leading the Rams with 75 receptions for 812 yards and six touchdowns in the 2022 season.

This story will be updated.

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