We learned yesterday that Chargers star defensive end Joey Bosa would miss the team’s Week 1 matchup against the Chiefs this afternoon, but the news may be even worse for Bolts fans. Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports that Bosa will miss multiple games as a result of his foot injury, and that he is scheduled to meet with foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson this Wednesday.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com says that Bosa suffered a soft tissue injury to his foot on August 7, and while he was able to return to practice this past week, he suffered a different injury to the same foot on Wednesday. The most recent injury is currently being classified as a bone bruise, and Bosa is now in a walking boot.
Rapoport suggests that the injury is not considered major, though both he and Schefter note that there is no definitive timetable on Bosa’s return. In the meantime, Isaac Rochell will start in Bosa’s place and will attempt to replicate at least some of his production.
Needless to say, that will be a tall task. Bosa has quickly established himself as one of the best young defenders in the game, having recorded 23 sacks in 28 career games.
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