49ers’ Nick Bosa Clears Concussion Protocol

The 49ers got some good news on Friday regarding their best pass rusher. Nick Bosa has cleared concussion protocol, clearing the way for him to suit up against the Packers, per a team announcement

Bosa suffered the concussion in the team’s Wild Card win over the Cowboys. His head snapped back following a collision with a teammate, causing him to spend a prolonged amount of time in the locker room before being declared out for the rest of the game. The fact that San Francisco is on a short week lessened his chances of clearing the protocol, but he is officially listed without an injury designation. That also holds true for star linebacker Fred Warner, who confirmed earlier this week that the ankle injury he sustained in the Cowboys’ game wasn’t serious enough to keep him out of the Divisional Round.

The 24-year-old’s third NFL season – only his second not severely shortened due to injury – saw him register 52 tackles, 15.5 sacks and four forced fumbles, enough to be named to a second Pro Bowl. Even with missing more than half of last week’s game, he still managed three tackles and a half-sack. He will no doubt play a huge role in trying to slow down Green Bay’s potent offense.

In the aftermath of last week’s win, things weren’t initially looking good for the 49ers’ two best defensive players. Now, they will have a very healthy unit traveling to Lambeau Field on Saturday.

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