Published: Sun, August 11, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Kyle Shanahan ‘hoping’ Nick Bosa can play in Week 1

Kyle Shanahan ‘hoping’ Nick Bosa can play in Week 1

Bosa, by all accounts, has been dominating 49ers training camp, prompting even future Hall of Famer Joe Staley (that's right, I said it) to have to readjust.

The San Francisco 49ers' 2018 season was completely ravaged by injuries from the very start of the year.

An MRI revealed rookie defensive end Nick Bosa has an ankle sprain according to NFL Media's Ian Rapaport.

Bosa and Verrett are not the only 49ers players whose availabilities for Week 1 are in question. He doesn't have a full-blown one, but it has some components of that.

That means most 49ers fans won't see the team's top draft pick until the September 8 regular-season opener in Tampa at the earliest.

Bosa has now sustained two injuries in 12 National Football League practices. Bosa's injury concerns, plus the 49ers' luck the last few years equals big problems.

Bosa went down after a running play during Wednesday's practice and was examined by trainers before finally getting up and walking off the field under his own power.

Bosa, whose brother, Joey, is a Pro Bowl pass-rusher with the Chargers and whose dad, John, was a defensive lineman who was a first-round pick of the Dolphins, was viewed as an unusually polished draft prospect. He also sustained a torn ACL as a senior in high school. Yesterday, he had a big human being fall on his leg while he was engaged with someone else. "It's safe to say we won't see him in the preseason and then we're going to be very prudent". He had a core-muscle deal his in last year of college, and he took that year and made a decision to get healthy.

On Wednesday afternoon, it was reported that Nick Bosa was dealing "just an ankle sprain" and he likely wouldn't see any preseason action.

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