49ers DE Nick Bosa To Miss Preaseason

49ers defensive end and No. 2 overall pick Nick Bosa will miss at least the preseason after suffering an ankle sprain, as general manager John Lynch told KNBR (Twitter link via Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com).

Initial reports suggested Bosa’s sprain was a minor issue, but Lynch’s comments suggests that may not be the case. Lynch called the injury a “significant” sprain, and while he noted Bosa doesn’t have a full-blown high ankle sprain, the rookie pass-rusher’s injury does have “elements” of a high ankle sprain, which can often take a while to fully heal.

It’s unclear if Bosa will be ready for Week 1 of the regular season, and Lynch seemed unsure if the Ohio State will be available. “We won’t see in the preseason and we’ll go from there. … We’ll get him right and he’ll be a great player for a long time in this league,” Lynch said, via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area (Twitter link).

Going without their first-round pick for any amount of time isn’t ideal, but the 49ers do have depth along their defensive line. If Bosa is forced to miss regular season action, Dee Ford, Arik Armstead, and Solomon Thomas would all likely see increased snaps along the edge.

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18 comments on “49ers DE Nick Bosa To Miss Preaseason

  1. Dennid

    Calling the kid a bust already? I love social media and sites like this where “experts” can play intelligent.

    • Ironman_4life

      I went through this last year when drafting my fantasy football team and I took Patrick Mahomes in the first round And Tyreek Hill in the second round. There’s a lot of people that said Patrick Mahomes was a bust

        • Ironman_4life

          I’m a Chiefs fan so I take a whole bunch a Chiefs guys every year.It’s cool though that you Think you know what other people do. Very impressive

    • sremruggs

      You can’t say this doesn’t make you nervous.
      Between his history at Ohio and now in the NFL in about 3 days of actual practice he’s been injured significantly TWICE already.
      He needs to find a way to stay on the field or a bust is exactly what he’ll be.

  2. doubleringer

    Bosa, how’s that ankle feeling for you? How are the Niners going to get the best from you without risking some big injuries. That massive upper torso and wide-thigh build must cause some added stress to the lower extremities and tendons. Strengthen those calfs as much as possible…stay loose, stretch it out, keep quick but keep your movements predictable. Be cognizant of what your body can and can’t do. Now rest up good so we can see this beast in action, when it matters most: game time.

  3. Thronson5

    What’s with the 9ers not being able to stay healthy? Is it a medical staff issue? Is it too much of something or not enough of something? This can’t just be bad luck with all these injuries. Im really just sick of it. We can’t seem to stay healthy every time we think we are going to have a shot to turn things around. Crazy thing is we really do have a solid team and with coaching I feel this is a team that cools surprise some people but injuries slow us down every year and at first I just thought it was bad luck but now I’m not so sure. Gotta be something here we aren’t aware of. And Bosa better not turn into another Foster where he’s hurt every practice or game.

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