#49ers John Lynch on Nick Bosa for Week 1: "He'll be ready for practice on Monday. … At his position, you play against big bodies and have to be able to turn. He'll be able to practice Monday and see where it goes from there."
— Cam Inman (@CamInman) August 31, 2019
Earlier this week, 49ers general manager John Lynch said that he was “impressed” with Bosa's recovery from an ankle injury suffered a few weeks ago. Bosa's recovery seems to be taking the next step with him returning to practice.
During OTAs, the 49ers' first-round pick sustained a hamstring injury that held him out for nearly a month. The rookie defensive end made his return to the team in training camp, only for him to suffer an injury to his ankle early in camp.
Bosa was diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain and was ruled out for the entire preseason. Now, the team is hoping to get the No. 2 overall pick back healthy before its Week 1 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
When San Francisco selected Bosa out of Ohio State, they knew there could be injury issues with the pass-rushing specialist. Bosa missed the majority of his final season at Ohio State due to a core injury. Despite the injury, the brother of Los Angeles Chargers star Joey Bosa was regarded as the best pass-rusher in this year's draft. The 49ers were excited to bring him onto the team but hope his injury woes don't become a habit.
Besides Bosa, San Francisco also traded for Dee Ford to bolster their pass-rushing unit. Nonetheless, the 49ers are taking a cautious approach with getting Bosa back on the practice field for the first time in nearly a month.