49ers Star Rookie Nick Bosa Diagnosed with an Ankle Sprain

Nick Bosa with Ohio State Buckeyes. Photo by Adam Lacy/Csm/Shutterstock

It looks like San Francisco 49ers fans will have to wait a bit longer before seeing the rookie defensive end Nick Bosa in action. Bosa, who was the second overall pick in this year’s draft, suffered an ankle sprain which will likely keep him out of team’s preseason games.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport, Bosa exited the practice on Wednesday with an injury and underwent an MRI. The test showed a mild sprain, but the 49ers are expected to be cautious with the 21-year-old due to his injury history.

“I think he’s alright,” – said San Francisco’s defensive coordinator Robert Saleh. “I still haven’t heard from the performance staff, but I don’t think there’s anything to worry about.”

Nick Bosa played only three games during 2018 college season before undergoing a core muscle surgery which ruled him out for the year. Bosa just recently fully recovered and which is why 49ers don’t want to take too many risks as they see him as an integral piece of their team for 2019 season.

Bosa wasn’t the only San Francisco 49ers’ player to get hurt on Wednesday, as veteran cornerback Jason Verrett also suffered a minor sprain. Verrett also has a long injury history, as he previously suffered from ACL and Achilles injuries which limited him to only five games since 2016.