Is Chris Godwin playing today? (Latest injury update for Panthers vs. Buccaneers in NFL Week 13)

The latest injury update for Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Chris Godwin.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (14).
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (14). / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers star wideout Chris Godwin reportedly is expected to play in Week 13 despite dealing with a neck injury. 

Godwin had missed practice time this week, but if he wakes up feeling well, he’s expected to suit up this week. 

This is a good sign for the Buccaneers, as the team needs to beat the one-win Panthers to keep itself in the conversation for a playoff spot in the NFC. 

Chris Godwin injury status for Week 13 game vs. Carolina Panthers

Godwin is listed as questionable for Week 13 against the Panthers with a neck injury. 

Best Chris Godwin prop bet for Week 13 vs. Panthers

Chris Godwin UNDER 4.5 receptions

Godwin hasn’t had a major role in a few weeks for the Buccaneers, posting three, six, four and two receptions in his last four games. 

Since he’s coming into this game banged up, I’m willing to fade him on Sunday by taking the UNDER on his receptions prop. 

Carolina’s run defense is extremely weak, allowing the most rushing scores in the league this season. I wouldn’t be shocked to see the team lean on the run on Sunday in a must-win for its playoff hopes. 

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Chris Godwin injury history 

  • Dec. 2019: Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 – missed two games
  • Sept. 2020: Concussion – missed one game
  • Sept. 2020: Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 – missed two games
  • Oct. 2020: Hand Finger Fracture – missed one game
  • Dec. 2021: Knee ACL Tear Grade 3 – missed rest of season
  • Sept. 2022: Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull – missed two games

When is Chris Godwin coming back?

Godwin is expected to play through his neck injury, barring a setback on Sunday morning, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers next 5 opponents

  • Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Dec. 10
  • Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Dec. 17
  • Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Dec. 24
  • New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Dec. 31
  • Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Dec. 7

Tampa Bay Buccaneers injury report

  • Lavonte David – out
  • Jamel Dean – out
  • SirVocea Dennis – doubtful
  • Chris Godwin – questionable
  • Mike Greene – out
  • Devin White – out

Carolina Panthers injury report

  • Vonn Bell – out
  • Jeremy Chinn – questionable
  • Yetur Gross-Matos – questionable
  • Marquis Haynes – questionable
  • Troy Hill – questionable
  • Jaycee Horn – questionable
  • Hayden Hurst – out
  • Nash Jensen – questionable
  • DJ Johnson – questionable

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