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Puka Nacua Injury Update: Is the Rams Surging Star Playing Monday? (Sept. 23)

Question marks have lingered all week about Puka Nacua‘s status leading up to Monday Night. So is Puka Nacua playing? He remains questionable due to an oblique injury. Let’s look at the most recent Puka Nacua injury updates as we assess whether he will be available in Week 3.

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Puka Nacua Injury Update: Is the Rams Surging Star Playing Monday?

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Puka Nacua Injury Update

The Los Angeles Rams rookie has turned heads with his play through two weeks. In the absence of Cooper Kupp, Puka Nacua has been Matthew Stafford‘s favorite target by far. He set the record for most receptions through a player’s first two games with 17 and is also tied for the league lead in receptions with Justin Jefferson. Needless to say, the L.A. offense will take a massive hit if Nacua can’t suit up.

Nacua’s status is trending up after not participating in practice on Thursday but registering a limited practice on Friday. The extra day off will be critical for Nacua and his oblique injury to heal. 

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Is Puka Nacua Playing for Los Angeles in Week 3?

So is Puka Nacua playing for Los Angeles in Week 3? The fact that he was able to participate in practice on Friday after being held out on Thursday is a great sign.  According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, head coach Sean Mcvay expects Nacua to play on Monday Night. In a game that may not feature Joe Burrow from the Bengals side, who is dealing with a calf injury, this is a winnable game for the Rams as they are just 2.5 underdogs on the road via DraftKings.

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