San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch joined KNBR to discuss some of the injuries that happened Wednesday, and one of the main talking points was the health status of first-round pick Nick Bosa. Lynch said that Bosa’s ankle sprain is more significant than the earlier report suggested. He said it’s the “dreaded high-ankle sprain.” Gulp.
Lynch also said Bosa doesn’t have a “full-blown” high ankle sprain, but there are “elements” of that injury. When talking about the play, and if Bosa is injury prone, Lynch said “a big human being” fell on Bosa’s leg while he was engaged with someone else on an outside zone to the right side during Wednesday’s practice. Lynch didn’t give a timetable, but he did say, “we won’t see him in the preseason, and we’ll go from there.”
From there, Lynch was asked if we would see Bosa for Week 1: “We want him right, and we are going to do what’s in the best interest. We’ll see where that goes.”
Lynch said we would learn more Thursday and in the coming weeks as the team looks how Bosa responds to the injury:
“We want him right, and we are going to do what’s in the best interest. We’ll see where that goes. As for timing, I think what we’re comfortable saying, and a lot is going to happen here with kind of the follow-up today, they’ve got the scans. It’s safe to say we won’t see him in the preseason and then we’re going to be very prudent.”
These injuries are not something to play around with. The “high-ankle sprain” is one of those injuries that linger, so Bosa should sit out as long as he needs.