Chargers DE Joey Bosa getting second opinion on foot injury after missing Week 1
The Los Angeles Chargers have kept a close eye on star defensive end Joey Bosa’s health as he’s working through a foot injury that prevented him from taking the field for the season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs.
According to Andrew Siciliano of The NFL Network, Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn has voiced that Bosa will not practice on Wednesday and will receive a second opinion on the injury.
Anthony Lynn says Joey Bosa won't practice today. He's getting a second opinion on his foot injury.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) September 12, 2018
Bosa is dealing with another injury to his foot that had arisen a couple of weeks ago that has put his status for his return to the field up in the air. The Chargers are handling this situation with many precautions given his importance their long-term future as a key piece to the puzzle defensively. He has formed a dynamic pass rush duo alongside linebacker Melvin Ingram that has given the Chargers one of the top pairs of edge rushers in the league.
The 23-year-old has quickly developed into a premier player at his position in his first two years in the league after posting back-to-back double-digit sack totals in his first two seasons. He is also coming off a career-high 12.5 sacks with 70 tackles and four forced fumbles while playing in all 16 regular season games, earning his first Pro Bowl selection. This has pushed Los Angeles to handle this entire situation properly as the team wants to keep him as a long-term factor defensively that can be a cornerstone in helping them put together a team that can contend for the playoffs and much further than that.
This second opinion on his foot should provide much clarity on where things stand at with his health at this point. More importantly, it may signal that the Chargers will have to brace being without Bosa for quite away this season potentially.