Is Kenneth Gainwell playing tonight? (Latest injury update for Eagles vs. Buccaneers in NFL Week 3)

The latest injury update for Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell (14).
Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell (14). / Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles will get running back Kenneth Gainwell back in the lineup on Monday Night Football against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Gainwell, who missed Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings with a rib injury, is not listed on the team’s injury report after practicing in full late in the week. 

In Week 1, Gainwell was the lead back for the Eagles, carrying the ball 14 times for 54 yards and adding four catches for 20 yards. He should have a role alongside D’Andre Swift in Week 3. 

Kenneth Gainwell injury status for Week 3 game against Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Gainwell does not have an injury designation ahead of Monday night’s contest. 

Best Kenneth Gainwell prop bet for Week 3

Kenneth Gainwell UNDER 34.5 rushing yards

It may seem like a strange play to fade Gainwell on the ground, but he’s expected to split time with Swift in Week 3. Swift ran for over 100 yards in the Eagles’ win over Minnesota last week,. 

If Gainwell sees a smaller workload on the ground, I think he’ll struggle to clear this number against a Bucs team that is allowing just 3.3 yards per carry this season (No. 5 in the NFL). 

I think there is a chance Gainwell has a big game as a pass catcher, but this prop is a little too high for my liking when he’s not the clear-cut No. 1 option just yet. 

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Kenneth Gainwell injury history

Gainwell did not miss any time the past two seasons due to injury, appearing in 17 games in 2022 and 16 games in 2021. 

He missed Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings with a rib injury. 

When is Kenneth Gainwell coming back?

Gainwell will make his return to the Eagles lineup on Monday Night Football against the Bucs. 

Philadelphia Eagles next 5 opponents

  • Washington Commanders, Sunday, Oct. 1
  • Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Oct. 8
  • New York Jets, Sunday, Oct. 15
  • Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Oct. 22
  • Washington Commanders, Sunday, Oct. 29

Philadelphia Eagles injury report

  • Boston Scott – out, concussion
  • Quez Watkins – out, hamstring

Tampa Bay Buccaneers injury report

  • Carlton Davis – questionable, toe
  • SirVocea Dennis – out, hamstring
  • Calijah Kancey – out, calf
  • Cody Mauch – questionable, back
  • Vita Vea – questionable, pectoral
  • Devin White – questionable, groin

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