Is Puka Nacua playing this week? (Latest injury update for Rams vs. Packers in NFL Week 9)

The latest injury update on Los Angeles Rams rookie receiver Puka Nacua.
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Puka Nacua.
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Puka Nacua. / Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Rams rookie wide receiver Puka Nacua has been one of the biggest surprises in the NFL this season, and the team is certainly hoping he can play in Week 9 against the Green Bay Packers. 

Nacua has been limited in practice all week with a knee injury, leading to him earning a questionable tag for Week 9. 

However, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Nacua is slated to play on Sunday.

Last week, Nacua was limited to just three catches for 43 yards in the team’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Here’s the latest on his injury status for Week 9: 

Puka Nacua injury status for Week 9 game vs. Green Bay Packers

The Rams have officially listed Nacua as questionable on their latest injury report. 

Nacua was limited in practice this week, but he has played through injuries before this season for Los Angeles. 

Best Los Angeles Rams prop bet for Week 9 game vs. Packers

Rams team total UNDER 17.5

There are too many questions for the Rams’ offense this week for me to back them to have a high-scoring game on Sunday. 

Not only is Nacua questionable, but quarterback Matthew Stafford is dealing with a thumb injury that knocked him out for the majority of the second half in Week 8. If Stafford can’t go, the team will turn to Brett Rypien at quarterback. 

Instead of trying to find a prop to take on a specific player, I think we could be in line for a defensive showdown in Week 9. 

No matter how you plan on betting on this game – or Nacua if he’s able to suit up – make sure to do so at DraftKings Sportsbook. 

New users that sign up with the link below and wager $5 will instantly receive $200 in bonus bets. 

Puka Nacua injury history

Nacua was banged up at times during his career at BYU, and he dealt with an oblique injury earlier this season but played through it. He has not missed time with the Rams yet this season.

When is Puka Nacua coming back?

After logging limited practices this week, Nacua appears to be on track to play in Week 9 against the Packers. If he can’t go, the Rams have a bye in Week 10 before they return to action in Week 11 against the Seattle Seahawks. 

Los Angeles Rams next 5 opponents

  • Seattle Seahawks, Sunday Nov. 19
  • Arizona Cardinals, Sunday Nov. 26
  • Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Dec. 3
  • Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Dec. 10
  • Washington Commanders, Sunday, Dec. 17

Los Angeles Rams injury report

  • Cobie Durant – questionable, shoulder
  • Rob Havenstein, questionable, calf
  • Ernest Jones – out, knee
  • Hunter Long – out, hamstring
  • Larrell Murchison – questionable, knee
  • Puka Nacua – questionable, knee
  • Matthew Stafford – questionable, right thumb

Green Bay Packers injury report

  • Rudy Ford – questionable, calf
  • Quay Walker – questionable, groin

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

Find Peter Dewey's betting record here.