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Rams' Kupp injures ankle in win over Seahawks

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Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp left Sunday's 17-16 win over the Seattle Seahawks after sustaining an ankle injury in the first half.

The former Super Bowl MVP was on the sideline after halftime but didn't re-enter the game. The Rams ruled him out at the end of the third quarter.

Kupp, who missed the first four games with a hamstring issue, limped off the field in Week 11 following a second-quarter play. The team's medical staff looked at him before he walked to the locker room.

He caught one pass for 11 yards before leaving. With the star pass-catcher sidelined, Rams rookie receiver Puka Nacua stepped up, racking up 70 yards and one touchdown on five catches.

Kupp has struggled to stay healthy since entering the NFL as a third-round pick in 2017, playing only two full seasons.

The 30-year-old led the NFL in receptions (145), receiving yards (1,947), and touchdown catches (16) in 2021, helping the Rams win Super Bowl LVI. However, Kupp hasn't been able to replicate that production since. He played only nine games in 2022 before missing time this year.

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