Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp, starting wide receivers for the Los Angeles Rams has been cleared to play in tomorrow contest against the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium. The two receivers removed from the game last week because of concussions they sustained against the Seattle Seahawks.
Midway through the second quarter, with a first down and 15 yards to go, the Rams had the ball on their 12-yard line. Quarterback Jared Goff would find Cooks on a deep out rout picking up the first down at their 31-yard line. However, after catching the ball, Cooks suffered a devastating blow from Seahawks safety Tedric Thompson in which Cooks dropped to the turf limped. It appeared to be helmet to helmet contact by Thompson; however, there was no penalty enforced.
The hit that Cooks suffered was similar to the gruesome hit he received in the Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins. Cooks laid motionless on the field and never returned to the game after suffering the concussion.
Kupp's concussion was a bit bizarre, as you never seen him take any severe hits from the Seahawk defense. In the final minutes of the second quarter, Kupp caught a pass from Goff, and it appeared while being tackled his head hit the turf. He finished the half and went into the lockeroom but didn't return the second half.
Kupp said he wasn't feeling well and expressed it to the Rams head trainer Reggie Scott. He was evaluated for a concussion and quickly place into the concussion protocol. Cooks put in that same protocol brought concerns to Rams organization, now that both Kupp and himself were out. Robert Woods stepped in a big way without the starters, and Rams received a significant contribution from second-year receiver Josh Reynolds and rookie KhaDarel Hodge.
Both players cleared the protocol today and have been made to play against the Broncos. The Rams will try and remain perfect this season as they are currently 5-0 for the first time since 2001. Rams will be up against climent weather and will need to rely on heavy running by Todd Gurley, which will later onen up the passing game.