San Francisco 49ers rookie defensive end Nick Bosa suffered a “significant” ankle sprain in training camp last week, and will not see any action in the preseason.
“It’s a significant ankle sprain,” 49ers GM John Lynch said on KNBR. “There’s that dreaded high ankle sprain. He doesn’t have a full-blown one, but it has some components of that. … We won’t see him in the preseason, and we’ll go from there.”
Fortunately for 49ers fans, it sounds like the team’s top draft pick could be back in time for the team’s regular season opener in Tampa Bay.
“The MRI came out as best you could hope for,” Bosa’s father John told 95.7 The Game on Thursday. “I’m not sure of the timetable, but I certainly don’t think the opener is in jeopardy.”
Prior to the injury, the team’s top draft pick was drawing rave reviews from reporters and teammates.
“He’s a lot more polished than a lot of rookies that come in,” left tackle Joe Staley told The Athletic. “He comes from a family that understands football and he understands D-line play and is a lot further along with his understanding of the game and what it takes.”
When Bosa does get back on the field, it may not take him long to achieve NFL star status. His older brother Joey had a big rookie season for the Los Angeles Chargers in 2016, and many draft pundits believed Nick was more NFL-ready than Joey.
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