Wide receiver Cooper Kupp will not play against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday while he continues to struggle with a hamstring injury, the head coach said. Sean McVay this Wednesday.
Act He first strained his thigh muscles during a training camp on August 1 and suffered a setback last week.
“He’s struggling with a soft tissue problem,” he said of McVay. “We’re trying to get him back on track. And when that’s done, we’ll have him back. But in the meantime, he’s not playing for us.”
“I know he’s dying to be out there, and we want him to be there, but we don’t want to rush anything.”
McVay did not rule out placing him on injured reserve on Saturday, which could mean he is out for at least the first four games of the season.
“You wish he was ready to play, but we have a lot of faith in the lads,” he remarked. McVay. “It’s something we’ve probably thought would happen for a while, so it’s nothing new to us.”
McVay said the way Act With the hamstring problem, he didn’t follow “the standard protocol for aggravating a soft tissue injury.”
“We’re trying to figure out exactly what it is so we can feel again that it is the Cooper that we know and love,” said McVay. “And we hope that we can do that.”
McVay also ruled out quarterback Stetson Bennett, who is struggling with a shoulder injury. McVay noticed that quarterback Brett Rypien serves as a backup for starting quarterback Matthew Stafford for week 1.
Act He had 75 receptions for 812 yards and six touchdowns in nine games before suffering a season-ending ankle injury last season. The previous year, Act won the Triple Crown for receivers in the NFL, leading the league in receptions (145), yards received (1,947), and touchdowns (16).
“It was a unique situation, to say the least,” he said. McVay. “But in terms of exactly how you want to deal with the things that he can control, I think he’s done a great job. He’s stayed focused; he’s going as far as he can at the moment, even if he can’t be out there with his teammates. And that’s why I was very happy about it, and I still hope that he can be with us again soon.”