49ers’ rookie Nick Bosa expects to be ready for season opener
The expectation is that San Francisco 49ers first-round draft pick Nick Bosa will be ready for training camp, but there are questions if he will have enough reps to be fully ready to go for the start of the season.
Bosa has dealt with a hamstring injury that has sidelined him for much of the offseason, but he expects there will no issues when the 49ers take the field week one against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1.
“I think I’m going to be just fine,” Bosa said via NBC Sports. “I’m going to get this hammy perfectly right and I think there will be plenty of time to play football and get the reps that I need.”
Bosa injured his hamstring three weeks ago and has missed the last few weeks of training. He also missed most of the season last year for the Ohio State Buckeyes with a hernia injury.
Bosa knows missing time isn’t a good thing, but he thinks a couple of weeks of training camp will be enough to get prepared.
“Probably just a couple of weeks of practice just getting those reps over and over again,” Bosa said. “Obviously you can keep improving from there. And I’m missing a little of that now but I think camp will be plenty of time, and preseason.”
The 49ers are expecting big things out of Bosa this year and the last thing they want is a slow start because Bosa is dealing with a lingering injury that is affecting his play.