The Los Angeles Rams haven’t released their first official injury report of Week 10 just yet but head coach Sean McVay did tell the media earlier on Wednesday that wide receiver Brandin Cooks has already been riled out for the teams Sunday road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers due to a concussion that he suffered prior to the bye week.
Cooks, who currently remains in concussion protocol, was headed back to Pittsburgh on Wednesday for further evaluation, McVay told the media. He had previously traveled to Pittsburgh to meet with a specialist about his concussion over the bye week and that prompted McVay to say earlier this week that the team considered the wide receiver day-to-day.
Prior to the Rams bye week, Cooks, who is in his second season with Los Angeles, has caught 27 passes for 402 yards and a touchdown. He has also registered six of the Rams 34 total exposing passing plays so far this season.
In the one career game that Cooks has played against the Steelers, he caught four passes for 60 yards and a touchdown. That game was in 2017 when he was with the New England Patriots.
While Cooks will now be out Sunday against the Steelers, the Rams still have wide receivers Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods, who enter Week 10 as the team’s top two pass catchers, respectively. Cooks being sidelined on Sunday will also now likely result in third-year wide receiver Josh Reynolds seeing more playing time on offense for the Rams.
The rest of the Rams Wednesday injury report will be known later in the day.