Cooper Kupp and Ronald Darby: The NFL’s Latest Non-Contact ACL Injuries

Los Angeles Rams’ wideout Cooper Kupp and Philadelphia Eagles’ cornerback Ronald Darby (who will be a free-agent this off-season) both suffered non-contact ACL injuries this past weekend, effectively ending each’s season.

In the following video, I detail the following:

  • The specific mechanism of injury for Cooper Kupp and Ronald Darby
  • The general rehab and return to play timeline
  • What to expect when they get back
  • Long-term risks

Hold on to your butts:

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