Rams optimistic about Donald, Kupp; QB unclear

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Lindsey ThiryESPN

Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Uncertainty looms regarding the health of the Los Angeles Rams as they begin preparation for a divisional-round playoff game at the Green Bay Packers.

Defensive tackle Aaron Donald has a rib injury, wide receiver Cooper Kupp has bursitis in his knee, quarterback John Wolford has a stinger and quarterback Jared Goff is continuing to recover from thumb surgery that he underwent on Dec. 28.

Rams coach Sean McVay expressed optimism Sunday evening that Donald and Kupp can return for next Saturday’s contest, but the quarterback situation remains unclear.

“I want to be able to just see their health,” McVay said Wolford and Goff. “That’s the first thing, and we’ll just kind of go from there.”

McVay said he has not determined who will start against the Packers, and he did not indicate if he was leaning in any direction.

Wolford started a second consecutive game on Saturday in a 30-20 wild-card playoff win at the Seattle Seahawks, but he

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