Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa will be sidelined until October as he recovers from a foot injury.
The 23-year-old was added to the injury list last Friday after failing to play in week one’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He also missed Charger’s match against the Buffalo Bills.
Bosa bruised his foot during pre-season practice in August. According to Coach Anthony Lynn, the team’s medical team did not consider the injury serious at the time. After failing to appear in the team’s first preseason game, the defensive end player was sidelined in the Charger’s loss to the Chiefs.
Bosa is not new to injuries. While a rookie in 2016, he missed the first four games of his career dues to a hamstring injury. He played all games in his second season, notching 23 sacks in his first two seasons.
With Bosa sidelined, the Chargers have Melvin Ingram III in their starting lineup. The 29-year-old has a record of 29 sacks in the past two seasons, making him as defensively gifted as the 23-year-old.
However, Bosa’s absence will still be missed noting that the Chargers don’t have a lot of options in the defensive end. With Ingram with little backup, offensive teams will look forward to attacking the LA-based team on that line.