Chargers coach Anthony Lynn claims Joey Bosa’s injured foot is only sore
There is now a level of concern with Pro Bowl defensive end Joey Bosa suffering a foot injury earlier this week in practice. According to Eric D. Williams of ESPN, there isn’t much concern expressed by head coach Anthony Lynn over the situation.
— Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) August 9, 2018
The Chargers may merely be taking the precautionary approach with the situation given how vital Bosa has become to their defensive identity. He has developed into a premier pass rusher after posting back-to-back double-digit sack totals in his first two seasons. He is coming off a career-high 12.5 sacks with 70 tackles and four forced fumbles while playing in all 16 regular season games that helped him earn his first Pro Bowl selection. He has helped form a formidable duo alongside linebacker Melvin Ingram with their ability to get to the quarterback.
Los Angeles has no genuine concern as rest should be the expected route with the situation, and it should all but rule him out of the preseason opener on Saturday night against the Arizona Cardinals. There is no reason to risk possible further injury in an exhibition game as he will have plenty of opportunities to work his way back in training camp and take the field in any of the other three preseason games.
The Chargers are hoping to snap a five-year absence from the playoffs with what could become a promising 2018 campaign as the team has built a solid roster with playmakers on both sides of the ball. The team is counting on Bosa being one of those significant factors, and this minor setback shouldn’t draw too much of a concern for his availability to start the regular season.