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Puka Nacua leaves Rams game moments after setting franchise rookie record

Rams rookie Puka Nacua crossed over 1,000 yards but is questionable to return due to injury

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

A rollercoaster of positive and negative moments for Rams rookie receiver Puka Nacua on Sunday seemed to end on a low, as L.A.’s star weapon was helped off the field with what appeared to be a serious shoulder injury. It was later announced that Nacua actually suffered a ribs injury and is questionable to return.

Update: Puka has returned!

Nacua had just returned to the game after he was listed with cramping up prior to making a circus catch for a first down that ended in him landing hard on his shoulder and leaving the field in obvious pain.

Nacua crossed over the 1,000-yard mark for the season on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, becoming the first rookie in Rams franchise history to do so. He has 77 catches for 1,029 yards and four touchdowns on the year.

Nacua scored the Rams first touchdown of the game, going 70 yards for the play, the longest of L.A.’s season. He also became only the third rookie in history with three games of 150+ yards in a season, joining Randy Moss and Ja’Marr Chase.