Is Puka Nacua playing today? (Latest injury update for 49ers vs. Rams in NFL Week 2)

The latest injury update for Los Angeles Rams wideout Puka Nacua.
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Puka Nacua.
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Puka Nacua. / Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Rams rookie wide receiver Puka Nacua put on a show in Week 1, catching 10 passes for 119 yards in the Rams’ win over the Seattle Seahawks. 

However, he picked up an oblique injury in the process. Still, Rams head coach Sean McVay expects Nacua to suit up in Week 2, a great sign for the team. 

The Rams are already down Cooper Kupp (hamstring, injured reserve), so they need all the help on the outside that they can find. 

Here’s the latest on Nacua for Week 2: 

Puka Nacua injury status for Week 2 game against San Francisco 49ers

The Rams are listing Nacua as questionable, but he’s expected to play in Week 2. 

Best Puka Nacua prop bet for Week 2 vs. San Francisco 49ers

Puka Nacua OVER 44.5 receiving yards

After making 10 catches in Week 1, Nacua showed that he’s one of the key pieces in this Rams offense with Cooper Kupp out. 

Matthew Stafford threw for 334 yards in a game that Los Angeles won 30-13, and now the Rams are expected to be playing from behind in Week 2 against San Francisco as major underdogs. 

If that’s the case, I expect Stafford to air it out, which should mean plenty of targets for his rookie receiver. At 44.5 yards, this line is too low for my liking. 

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Puka Nacua injury history

Nacua was banged up at times during his career at BYU, but this is his first injury since he was drafted in the fifth round by the Rams this offseason. 

When is Puka Nacua coming back?

Nacua is expected to play in Week 2 against the 49ers despite being listed as questionable with an oblique injury.

Los Angeles Rams next 5 opponents

  • Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, Sept. 25
  • Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Oct. 1
  • Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday Oct. 8
  • Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 15
  • Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Oct. 22

San Francisco 49ers injury report

  • Samuel Womack – out, knee

Los Angeles Rams injury report

  • Ernest Jones – questionable, illness
  • Puka Nacua – questionable, oblique
  • Coleman Shelton – questionable, toe
  • Russ Yeast – questionable, knee

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