LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay said he expects receiver Cooper Kupp to return to practice Wednesday in preparation for Saturday's NFC wild-card playoff game at Seattle, according to the USA Today's Rams Wire website.

The Davis graduate and four-time All-American at Eastern Washington was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list last week and missed the Rams' playoff-clinching victory Sunday against Arizona.

The team is not required to disclose whether a player tested positive or was in too close of contact with someone who did. League protocol, however, says the player must be on the list for 10 days if he tested positive or five days if considered a high-risk contact.

Kupp leads the the Rams with 92 catches for 974 yards and also has three touchdown receptions. He had game highs with eight receptions for 66 yards in the Rams’ 20-9 loss Dec. 27 at Seattle that clinched the NFC West division title for the Seahawks.

Without Kupp and starting quarterback Jared Goff, who broke the thumb on his throwing hand against the Seahawks, the Rams had 231 yards passing with John Wolford guiding the offense in the 18-7 victory against the Cardinals. Goff's availability for Saturday's game is very much in question.

Standout left tackle Andrew Whitworth, who tore ligaments in his knee in the first meeting between the Rams and Seahawks in November, has a shot to return this week. He will go through workouts before deciding whether he's ready to play.

Los Angeles defensive tackle Michael Brockers also hopes to return from reserve/COVID-19 list later in the week.

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