MRI confirms torn ACL for Nick Bosa, 49ers announce

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The 49ers began preparing for the worst by signing Ziggy Ansah. They were hoping for the best.

Unfortunately for the 49ers and Nick Bosa, the MRI confirmed the defensive end tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Sunday’s game. The team announced the bad news Monday evening.

Bosa, 22, will undergo season-ending surgery.

He made nine sacks last season in earning defensive rookie of the year honors and added four more sacks in the postseason.

Complicating matters for the 49ers is Solomon Thomas, the former No. 3 overall choice, injured his leg Sunday and could miss significant time. That leaves pressure on first-round rookie Javon Kinlaw to pick up the slack and Ansah immediately to contribute.

19 responses to “MRI confirms torn ACL for Nick Bosa, 49ers announce

  1. Bosa is irreplaceable, all I can hope is for a full recovery. There is depth on the D-line and despite the next 3 games being “winnable” it’s going to be an uphill battle. Yesterday’s win was a Pyrrhic Victory indeed.

    GO NINERS

  2. Seems like there were something like 8 torn ACLs this weekend, has anyone kept count? More than I can ever remember from one week’s games and that not counting the one tonight if there are any more. Brutal

  3. Every injury sucks. Just happens to probably be the one player on that defense that we could least afford to lose.

  4. I really wonder if that’s something has to do with lack of a normal preseason. The body is simply not prepared and conditioned for the regular season. The “real” season won’t start until week 5.

  5. I do not know what happened in the NFL this week.
    Regardless of what team you root for, all injuries like
    this are terrible !!! I hate artificial turf !!!!

  6. I think its a combination of the wrong footwear for that field, lack of preseason and full training camps. Although there should be no excuse for not having grass on all fields with the amount of money in the NFL.

  7. League simply ignoring the glut of season-ending injuries. Barkley, Bosa, Thomas, Irvin, Blair, Sutton, Young, Hooker, Shereff, Barr, Campbell.

    As bad as it is, imagine if those names were Mahomes, Watson, Watt, Rodgers, Breese, Kelce, Wilson, Elliott, Brady, Prescott, Murray, etc.

  8. Too bad seeing as how Kinlaw is so good he has to be eased into the action. Should’ve taken Lamb too, not this Aiyuk dude.

  9. Hoping for a speedy and full recovery for the young man.

    That’ll cost the 49’ers a year of a 1st-round talent “on the cheap”…. ouch.

  10. Hoping for a miracle and he can recover fast enough to play in the playoffs “IF” we’re able to get in. You never know. I saw Jerry Rice tear his ACL in week one vs Tampa Bay and make a return to the team before week 16 and that was over 20yrs ago. Modern medicine has become significantly more advanced since then

  11. daphne49er says:
    September 21, 2020 at 10:10 pm
    League simply ignoring the glut of season-ending injuries. Barkley, Bosa, Thomas, Irvin, Blair, Sutton, Young, Hooker, Shereff, Barr, Campbell.

    As bad as it is, imagine if those names were Mahomes, Watson, Watt, Rodgers, Breese, Kelce, Wilson, Elliott, Brady, Prescott, Murray, etc.
    ———

    So what is it that you expect them to do? Cancel the season now because a couple of those injuries involved your team? Yes, it sucks, but i don’t get what you’re expecting the league to do here. By the end of last season, philly had something like 9 starters on IR. Eagles have been dealing with this for the past 4 years. Again, it sucks, but you just have to deal with it.

  12. daphne49er says:
    September 21, 2020 at 10:10 pm
    League simply ignoring the glut of season-ending injuries. Barkley, Bosa, Thomas, Irvin, Blair, Sutton, Young, Hooker, Shereff, Barr, Campbell.

    As bad as it is, imagine if those names were Mahomes, Watson, Watt, Rodgers, Breese, Kelce, Wilson, Elliott, Brady, Prescott, Murray, etc.

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    I’m honestly not very sure what the league is supposed to do. What are your suggestions?

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