Rams WR Pharoh Cooper likely out for season opener with shoulder injury

Monday August 29th, 2016

Los Angeles Rams rookie wide receiver Pharoh Cooper is doubtful to play in the team's season opener after injuring his shoulder during a preseason game against the Denver Broncos.

Cooper was injured during the Rams' 17–9 loss to Denver on Saturday.

“We’re going to be without Pharoh Cooper for a few weeks with a shoulder injury,” Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said at his Sunday press conference. “I don’t know how long, but it looks like he’ll probably miss the opener, and we’ll just see how quickly he can come back from that.”

Cooper, who was a fourth round pick in the 2016 NFL draft, had two catches for 30 yards and a touchdown this preseason and was also utilized in the punt return game.

Fisher said Cooper's injury could have an effect on the team's final roster. All teams must cut down to the 53-man list by 4 p.m. ET on Saturday.

“You have to take all those things into consideration. He’s had a great camp, we drafted him for a reason,” Fisher said. “We’ll have to make some decisions next weekend that kind of revolve around his status, if you will.”

The Rams play their season opener against the San Francisco 49ers on Sept. 12.

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