It's almost been eight months since Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin went down in Week 15 of the 2021 NFL season with a torn ACL. Question marks remain about his availability for Week 1, but he took a huge step in his recovery by practicing for the first time on Friday morning.
Chris Godwin Injury Update
Godwin was seen in uniform and going through a workout with his teammates as he sported a knee brace on his right leg. This development comes shortly after the news that the 26-year-old would avoid opening training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list following his stellar rehab.
Seeing the Pro Bowl talent get back into the swing of things with the regular season still five weeks away is an amazing sign. Greg Auman of The Athletic reported that Godwin took part in sprinting drills and was seen jumping up and down during warmups. It's important for him to keep testing his leg.
While Godwin missed the final five games of Tampa Bay's 2021 season, he still put together a heck of a campaign. The former Penn State standout led the Buccaneers in targets (127), receptions (98) and receiving yards (1,103). Godwin also scored 5 touchdowns and averaged 11.3 yards per catch.
Godwin is in line for another big year if he can simply stay healthy. Quarterback Tom Brady returns for another go at the Super Bowl and their connection is obvious. If Godwin is forced to miss any time, look for the likes of Julio Jones or Russell Gage to be called upon to step up.
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