49ers’ Nick Bosa expected to play in Week 2
Said 49ers general manager John Lynch on 95.7 The Game, via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle:
“He’ll work kind of limited throughout the week, but he’s fully intending on playing. As far as the snaps, we’ll kind of see how that goes.”
Bosa sustained a high ankle sprain in training camp, which forced him out for most of the weeks leading up to the regular-season opener. He returned a week in-time, on September 2nd, and was later cleared to play for the opener. On the injury, Bosa said on Thursday, via NBC Sports Bay Area’s Jennifer Lee Chan:
“Good, a little sore, just getting back into it. It’s a long game and you can’t really simulate it with practice so, definitely sore but I’ll be fine. An ankle sprain is something you kind of have to work through a little bit of pain in the beginning. Pretty happy that I got through the whole game and I started to pick it up at the end and we got the win.”
In his first game as a pro, Bosa showed just why he was the No. 2 pick. Against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the former Ohio State Buckeye played 38 of 69 snaps, recording two sacks, two hits, two hurries, and a pass-rush “win,” according to Pro Football Focus.
He has the opportunity to top that stat line Week 2 when he faces Bengals left tackle Andre Smith; who hasn’t instilled confidence in the team’s line play.