Nick Bosa suffers apparent hamstring injury at 49ers’ OTAs
The San Francisco 49ers have suffered an injury scare in one of the team practices. The 49ers second-overall pick, Nick Bosa injured his hamstring during OTA’s earlier today.
According to Dov Kleiman (an independent reporter in the NFL), Bosa suffered an apparent injury in the first team practice. He grabbed at his right hamstring according to Kleiman but the extent of the injury is unknown.
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan commented on Bosa’s injury after practice and reiterated the unknowns with the severity of it.
Shanahan on Nick Bosa, who sat out the end of practice: “I know it was his hamstring, but I’m not sure of the severity of it.”
— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) May 21, 2019
The 49ers are off to a rough start in OTA’s but hopefully, Bosa’s injury isn’t anything that becomes an issue for the rookie. San Francisco is expecting to have a revamped pass rush after trading for Dee Ford and drafting Bosa in this year’s draft.
At Ohio State, Bosa showcased his talents as a pass rusher but had injury problems during the 2018 season. As a result, he decided to sit out most of the season so he could focus on prepping himself for the NFL.
Bosa was still able to be drafted with the second overall pick by the 49ers due to his potential as a pass rusher. Injuries could be a lingering issue for Bosa as it was for him in college during his time with Ohio State.
The 49ers will likely be very cautious with their coveted rookie moving forward during the offseason programs. The last thing that the 49ers need is for Bosa to re-injure or seriously injure himself during non-contact drills.
San Francisco is going to need Bosa healthy and ready to go if the 49ers expect to make some noise in the NFC West.