The San Francisco 49ers have been waiting for Nick Bosa to make his return to the practice field. According to Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group, Bosa is expected to be back at practice on Monday.

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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.