On Monday, Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp visited a Minnesota specialist to diagnose his hamstring issue, which may be more serious than thought.
After reporting Kupp's recovery setback last week, head coach Sean McVay informed journalists on Monday.
Kupp will remain day-to-day with the Rams hoping for clarity shortly. Week 1 versus the Seattle Seahawks is uncertain for him.
After a dismal 2022 season in which Kupp played only nine games due to an ankle injury, McVay doesn't want this from his best receiver.
Any head coach knows that game day requires playing the cards you're dealt.
"I think you just move forward, and you have to be able to operate with the situation and the guys we do have, and if he's able to go,
that's great for us, and if not, that's how we've been operating," McVay told ESPN.
Despite Kupp's propensity to devastate defenses, McVay doesn't want him back on the field right away.
He wants him 100% healthy so he can play like the two-time Offensive Player of the Year.
"The most important thing is that whenever he's ready to take the field, whether it's this week or Week 2, as long as he's able to return to performance