Joey Bosa‘s foot issue has become a key concern for the Chargers. Their dynamic defensive end is unlikely to make his season debut for a bit.
During a Sirius XM Radio interview (Twitter link), Anthony Lynn said he does not expect the third-year defender to suit up for the “next couple of weeks.”
Bosa visited foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson on Wednesday and was already not expected to join the Chargers on the field for their Week 2 Bills game Sunday, but Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets this injury is not serious enough the Bolts are considering an IR stay.
Given his importance to the Chargers’ defense, which ranked third against the pass last season, this poses a problem. Bosa (23 career sacks) and Melvin Ingram are arguably the top edge-rushing pair in the NFL, but the Bolts aren’t particularly deep behind them. Only two more defensive ends — 2017 seventh-rounder Isaac Rochell and third-round Justin Jones — are on Los Angeles’ roster. The Bolts are already without Corey Liuget due to a four-game suspension.
The Chargers allowed Patrick Mahomes to throw four touchdown passes Sunday in a double-digit loss to the Chiefs. After the Bills, the Bolts will trek to the Los Angeles Coliseum for a Rams tilt before rounding out September with a home 49ers assignment.
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