When the Los Angeles Rams take the field this weekend for a battle against the Pittsburgh Steelers, they will be without a key offensive weapon.
Head coach Sean McVay revealed star wide receiver Brandin Cooks will not play this weekend. Cooks is still recovering from a concussion he suffered during the team’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
According to a report from Rams insider Omar Ruiz, Cooks will meet with a concussion specialist ahead of the game.
“Brandin Cooks is still in concussion protocol and is on his way to Pittsburgh for a second meeting with concussion specialists, according to Sean McVay, & he is OUT for this week,” Ruiz reported on Wednesday.
UPDATE: Brandin Cooks is still in concussion protocol and is on his way to Pittsburgh for a second meeting with concussion specialists, according to Sean McVay, & he is OUT for this week.
— Omar Ruiz (@OmarDRuiz) November 6, 2019
The concussion was Cooks’ second of the season and fourth since Super Bowl LIII.
McVay released a statement last week about the decision to have Cooks visit a specialist.
“We are going to send him [Cooks] to a specialist,” McVay said on Tuesday, via ProFootballTalk. “He’s actually on his way there in Pittsburgh. I’m trying to see if we can get a little bit more clarity, because most important is Brandin Cooks as a human being right now, not necessarily the football player.”
Los Angeles and Pittsburgh kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET on FOX.