How long is Chris Godwin out? Injury timeline, return date, latest updates on Buccaneers WR – Sporting News

  • September 13, 2022

Many spent the offseason wondering exactly when Buccaneers receiver Chris Godwin would return to action in 2022. He answered that question by suiting up for Tampa Bay in its season opener against Dallas.
However, Godwin suffered another injury, and his fans will once again have to wait to see him on the field.
Godwin suffered a hamstring injury that is expected to keep him out for multiple weeks. Soft tissue injuries tend to linger, so the Buccaneers may choose to be cautious with their No. 2 receiver.
The good news is that Godwin’s injury was a hamstring and not a knee problem. He had suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during the 2021 NFL season and that is what made him questionable throughout the summer. As such, his absence this time isn’t expected to span the nine months his last one did.
So, how long is Chris Godwin out? Here’s what to know about the injury to Tampa Bay’s star receiver.
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NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports that Godwin is expected to miss “some time” as a result of his injury. It’s unclear exactly how long that will be at this point, but Pelissero noted that it could be “a few weeks” before Godwin is able to return to the field.
If it is “a few weeks” like Pelissero indicates, Godwin could return to action in Week 5 against the Falcons, on Oct. 9.
#Bucs WR Chris Godwin suffered a hamstring strain Sunday night and likely will miss some time, per source. There’s optimism it’s not a major injury, but Godwin could be sidelined a few weeks.
That said, Godwin is more likely to be considered week-to-week, so there is no definitive timetable for his return. Head coach Todd Bowles said Monday, “I don’t think it’s as serious as we thought it was, but it all depends on how his treatment goes and how he heals. Hopefully we’ll have him back sooner than later.”
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Godwin is dealing with a hamstring strain that he suffered during the second quarter of Tampa Bay’s “Sunday Night Football” win over Dallas. The injury occurred when he bent down to make a catch on a low throw from Tom Brady and awkwardly maneuvered his way out of bounds.
Chris Godwin is out for the game with a hamstring injury pic.twitter.com/lUoDaott7K
Godwin left the field under his own power after the injury. He was ruled out for the remainder of the game and later diagnosed with the hamstring injury.
Pelissero had some good news for Buccaneers fans. Godwin didn’t suffer any additional damage to his right knee, which he had surgically repaired after tearing his ACL in Week 15 against the Saints.
The good news here: Chris Godwin’s reconstructed knee came through the game fine. So it should not be an extended absence. https://t.co/YgD4LpKJjH
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Godwin’s latest injury occurred on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, during the Buccaneers’ game against the Cowboys. It marked the second time in his last two games that he has been unable to finish due to an injury.
Godwin had last played for the Buccaneers on Dec. 19, 2021, against the Saints. In that contest, Godwin suffered a torn ACL that was expected to sideline him long-term and potentially prevent him from playing in the season opener.
However, Godwin was able to make it back onto the field in Week 1. That said, it had been just about nine months since his ACL injury and he hadn’t yet been cleared for contact in practice. He certainly rushed his return a bit and that may have contributed to his hamstring problem.
Still, Godwin seemed happy to be back on the field even despite exiting early with the injury.
“It’s always good to be back out there with your guys,” he said in passing after the game, per ESPN.
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Sept. 12: Pelissero reports that Godwin is expected to miss “some time” with a hamstring injury. It could amount to “a few weeks” but the injury isn’t considered serious.
I don’t think it’s as serious as we thought it was,” HC Todd Bowles said. But it all depends on how his treatment goes and how he heels. Hopefully we’ll have him back sooner than later.
Sept. 11: Buccaneers coach Todd Bowles announces that the team didn’t expect Godwin had suffered any injury to his surgically repaired knee.
“The good thing is it wasn’t his knee, so [I] was happy about that,” Bowles told ESPN, “and he was playing free and playing normal, so hopefully he can get back and continue the things that he started.”
Sept. 11: Godwin suffers an apparent hamstring injury in the second quarter of the Buccaneers’ Week 1 win over the Cowboys. He comes off the field and doesn’t return to the game..

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