Joey Bosa’s new foot injury appears to be quite serious.
Bosa missed the Los Angeles Chargers’ opener against the Kansas City Chiefs and has already been ruled out for Week 2. Now ESPN’s Adam Schefter says that Bosa will be out until October due to his foot injury.
Schefter reports that Bosa is rehabbing his foot and hoping that the swelling goes down. But if it does not, surgery has not been ruled out.
Bosa’s current foot injury is a new one from the one he suffered earlier in training camp.
The 23-year-old defensive end has 23 sacks in two NFL seasons and was expected to team with Melvin Ingram to form one of the best defensive pass rushes in the league.
Joey Bosa has been recovering from a foot injury that was initially not expected to keep him out for the start of the season, but the star defensive lineman is now looking at a multi-game absence.
In an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio Thursday, Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn confirmed reports that Bosa will not play in Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills. He also indicated Bosa could be out longer than that.
"He's week to week but he'll probably be gone for the next couple weeks …" -Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn talking Joey Bosa on @SiriusXMNFL.
— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) September 13, 2018
Bosa visited a foot specialist on Wednesday, so it’s safe to assume he did not receive great news. The former first-round pick suffered a foot injury in training camp, but the latest foot ailment is a new one that occurred in the week leading up to the Chargers’ opener.
The Chargers allowed the Chiefs to score 38 points in their Week 1 loss, so it goes without saying that they need Bosa back as soon as possible. Bosa recorded 23 sacks in his first 28 NFL games and is one of the best pass-rushers in football.
Joey Bosa’s foot injury is expected to cause him to miss another game.
Bosa visited with a foot specialist on Wednesday, and apparently the prognosis was not great. ESPN’s Adam Schefter says Bosa is expected to miss the Los Angeles Chargers’ Week 2 game against Buffalo and perhaps more.
Chargers’ DE Joey Bosa, who visited with foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson today, has a bone bruise and is not expected to play Sunday vs Buffalo and eve possibly longer, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 13, 2018
The former No. 3 overall pick suffered a foot injury during training camp, but this injury that is keeping him out is new and occurred last week, leading him to miss the team’s opener against Kansas City.
Bosa had 10.5 sacks as a rookie in 2016 and 12.5 sacks last season.
Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa has been ruled out for Week 1.
Bosa was spotted in a walking boot on Friday, initially casting serious doubt on whether he’ll be able to participate in the Week 1 tilt against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Joey Bosa is in a walking boot. Not looking good for his chances to play in Chargers' season opener. pic.twitter.com/En3c2e3H2z
— Jack Wang (@thejackwang) September 7, 2018
The Chargers soon announced Bosa would miss the game.
Bosa went from likely to be ready to a major doubt very quickly. The reason is Bosa suffered a new injury on Wednesday.
Chargers DE Joey Bosa is week-to-week with a foot injury.
He hurt his left foot on Aug. 7 and missed the preseason, but that injury healed. Suffered a different injury to the same foot on Wednesday.
— Jack Wang (@thejackwang) September 7, 2018
Joey Bosa suffered an injured foot during practice roughly a month ago, and he has been unable to take part in much football activity since. While it was initially believed that the injury would not affect his status for Week 1, that optimism could be waning.
On Thursday, Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn told reporters that there’s a chance Bosa could miss Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Anthony Lynn said Joey Bosa (foot) will again be limited today. “He’ll be ready when he’s ready,” Lynn said. “There’s a possibility he won’t be with us [vs Chiefs].” #chargers
— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) September 6, 2018
That’s quite the change in tone from Lynn, who said back on Aug. 25 that he “absolutely” expects Bosa to be ready to go at the start of the regular season.
Bosa, a former No. 3 overall pick, appeared in all 16 games for the Chargers last season and recorded 12.5 sacks. He has 23 sacks over his first 28 NFL games and is one of the best pass-rushers in football. Being without him for regular season games would be a huge obstacle for L.A. to overcome.
Joey Bosa missed yet another preseason game for the Los Angeles Chargers, but his head coach does not seem to be concerned.
Anthony Lynn said on Saturday night that he believes Bosa will “absolutely” be ready for the team’s season-opening game against the Chiefs.
Coach Lynn says he believes Joey Bosa will “absolutely” be ready Week 1 vs. the Chiefs. Says he thinks he could have played if today was a regular season game.
— Ricky Henne (@ChargersRHenne) August 26, 2018
Bosa left practice on Aug. 7 with a foot injury and has been recovering ever since. With nothing at stake in the preseason games, there is no sense on having Bosa push it and risk further injury.
The former No. 3 overall pick had 70 tackles and 12.5 sacks last season and forms a dynamic pass-rushing duo with Melvin Ingram.
Joey Bosa left Los Angeles Chargers practice on Tuesday after suffering a left foot injury.
ESPN reporter Eric Williams says Bosa suffered the injury during 11-on-11 drills and received treatment after hobbling off the field.
Bosa, the No. 3 overall pick in 2016, is entering his third season in his league. He has already made his mark in the NFL, racking up 23 sacks in 28 regular season games. He missed the first four games of his rookie season due to a hamstring injury after his contract holdout.
Bosa and Melvin Ingram team up on the Chargers to form one of the best pass-rushing duos in the NFL. Optimism is high for the team after they went 9-3 to finish last season.