The Rams shocked the NFL world this past Saturday as they made a potent Seahawks team look like they didn’t belong in the playoffs at all. But while the outcome of the game favored LA, there were plenty of casualties along the way.
Backup quarterback John Wolford suffered what appeared to be a serious neck injury in the first quarter of the game, and his status for next week’s divisional matchup is still up in the air. Aaron Donald (rib) and Cooper Kupp (bursitis) both suffered injuries later in the game, but both appeared to be in good spirits following the game.
On Sunday afternoon, head coach Sean McVay made it all but official that both Donald and Kupp are expected to play against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday afternoon.
McVay: Donald + Kupp expected to play against Packers
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) January 11, 2021
This is excellent news for the Rams, who will be facing an even tougher test against the Packers on the road in arguably the toughest stadium to go into and win due to the weather as well as the team that plays there.
Donald’s injury appeared to be quite serious, as a sack on Russell Wilson ended with the Seattle QB breaking his fall on top of AD’s rib cage. Following that play, Donald was slow to get up and did not return to the game, although he did return to the sideline and appeared ready to enter if needed.
Aaron Donald was slow to get up after that last drive. pic.twitter.com/waAW4aXIRd
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) January 9, 2021
Cooper Kupp, on the other hand, seemed to injure himself on a non-contact play. With just over 2 minutes left in the game, the wide receiver came up hobbled and grabbing at his right knee.
Cooper kupp now goes to the bench with a knee injury pic.twitter.com/b02X6mhd8X
— 𝓘𝓾𝓲𝓬𝓮 (@LArams4L) January 10, 2021
At full strength, the Rams are more than capable of challenging the Packers for a chance at a trip to the NFC Championship. All that remains to be seen is how healthy they can get after a tough battle against the Seahawks this past weekend.
You can tune in to watch the Rams and Packers battle it out on Saturday, January 16th at 1:35 PST on FOX.