Puka Nacua burst onto the scene in his NFL debut last week, catching 10 passes for 119 yards in his first game with the Rams. It was statistically the best debut ever by a Rams receiver, quickly making an impact in Los Angeles.
Unfortunately, he got a little banged up and is dealing with an oblique injury. After missing practice Thursday, he’ll be limited on Friday, Sean McVay said. While Nacua will be listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the 49ers, McVay expects him to play.
That’s great news because the Rams leaned heavily on Nacua in Week 1; Matthew Stafford targeted him 15 times, the most ever by a rookie receiver in his debut. Assuming Nacua plays, it’ll once again be him, Tutu Atwell and Van Jefferson leading the receiver group.
Rams WR Puka Nacua (oblique) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs 49ers, but Sean McVay expects him to be good to go after a limited practice today
— Adam Grosbard (@AdamGrosbard) September 15, 2023
After practice on Friday, the Rams will release their full injury report for Week 2 but McVay said Nacua will be the only player listed as questionable. Everyone else will be good to go, including Joe Noteboom and Ahkello Witherspoon, who both game out of Week 1 a little bit banged up.