Chargers DE Joey Bosa to return in ‘a few weeks’ from foot injury
The first few weeks of the season, the Los Angeles Chargers have notably been without the services of star defensive end Joey Bosa due to a foot injury.
It appears that there may be some light at the end of the tunnel as Bosa voiced on Thursday morning that he could be back in the mix over the next few weeks, according to Alex Marvez of SiriusXM NFL Radio.
Good news for @Chargers fans: John Bosa told @Gil_Brandt & me on @SiriusXMNFL that his son Joey is on pace to return "in a few weeks" from a foot injury. John also said his other son Nick's groin surgery has a 10-to-12 week recovery period but he'll be good for pre-draft workouts
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) October 18, 2018
The Chargers have been without his services throughout the first six games of the season due to a new foot injury that he had suffered during training camp. The team has continued to take the precautionary approach with the situation in order to avoid possibly losing him longer than the anticipated window of time this year. Bosa is a major piece of the puzzle defensively as their primary pass rusher that has brought a crucial element to the mix over the last couple of years.
He had previously stated that he would be out of the mix on through the Chargers Week 8 bye, which would could put him in play to take the field for Week 9 on the road against the Seattle Seahawks. These latest comments from Bosa seem to suggest that he is still on that trajectory for his return this season. His presence on the field for the second half of the year would provide a huge boost to the defensive front that could be a pivotal element to their playoff push.
Bosa has quickly emerged as one of the top young defensive ends in his first two seasons in the league. He recorded back-to-back double-digit sack totals in his first two years and is also coming off a career-high 12.5 sacks. He added 70 tackles and four forced fumbles while playing in all 16 regular-season games last year, earning his first Pro Bowl selection.