Rams are hopeful WR Cooper Kupp can return for Week 5 matchup vs. Eagles

When Cooper Kupp was placed on injured reserve, Rams brass was targeting a Week 5 return against Philadelphia, which still appears to be the target date.

While speaking to the media on Friday, head coach Sean McVay confirmed that the All-Pro wide receiver is targeting a return against the Eagles.

Here is McVay’s complete quote:

“We are hopeful about that,” McVay told reporters on Friday. “I want to be careful to say, but the reason that we put him on IR was so that you know if it’s going to be those four weeks that he’s mandated to be able to miss and then we can take him off of the IR and be available for that fifth week. That was the reason that we made that decision that we did last week because you don’t know what’s going to really come up. It doesn’t put a timetable on really rushing him back, allowing him to be able to go throughout a thorough process. He’s so conscientious and I think he wanted to be out there so bad that sometimes it’s, all right, well let’s protect you from you because you’re such an elite competitor. I want to be careful to put the cart before the horse that they say, but I’m hopeful about that.”

Kupp went on injured reserve after seeing a specialist for a lingering hamstring injury. The athletic wide receiver had 75 catches, 812 yards, and six touchdowns.

Story originally appeared on Eagles Wire