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49ers’ Nick Bosa has torn ACL, MRI confirms; out for 2020 season

Nick Bosa, 49ers

Fans of the San Francisco 49ers were already expecting the worst to be true for Nick Bosa, and it was made official on Monday. After finally being able to undergo MRI tests, Bosa is confirmed to have torn his ACL on Sunday versus the New York Jets, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Bosa left San Francisco’s Week 2 bout with the Jets in the first half with a knee injury. The second-year defensive end was unable to put weight on his leg and would need to be carted off of the field.

Whenever a player suffers a knee injury that requires the cart to help them off of the field, it can lead many to believe a torn knee ligament occurred. And while everyone was hoping for a different outcome, Nick Bosa will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

The loss of Nick Bosa cannot be understated for the 49ers and their dominant defense. A season ago, Bosa was able to record nine sacks, 16 tackles for loss, 25 quarterback hits, and a forced fumble in his rookie campaign. He would proceed to win the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2019.

Before his season-ending injury on Sunday, Nick Bosa tallied six tackles, a quarterback hit, and a forced fumble this season. Besides Bosa, the 49ers also sustained injuries to Solomon Thomas, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Raheem Mostert against the Jets.

While San Francisco was able to come away with a win in Week 2, they came away with even more injuries to marquee players. Even though Kyle Shanahan and the team were already expecting the news, seeing Nick Bosa diagnosed with a torn ACL is a punch to the gut for the reigning NFC champions.