Nick Bosa clears concussion protocol, will play

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“He’s baaaack,” the 49ers tweeted with video of Nick Bosa.

The team announced that the defensive end has cleared concussion protocol and will play Saturday against the Packers.

Bosa was listed as questionable on Thursday’s status report, but coach Kyle Shanahan said it was “looking good” for Bosa to play after a full practice. Bosa, indeed, will return this week after exiting the injury report.

Bosa played only 23 of 72 snaps in Sunday’s victory over the Cowboys but had a half sack of Dak Prescott before departing.

Bosa made a career-high 15.5 sacks in his third season. His 21 tackles for loss led the league, and he also totaled 52 tackles, 32 quarterback hits and four forced fumbles.

The 49ers also announced they have elevated cornerback Darqueze Dennard and linebacker Mark Nzeocha for the divisional round game.

18 responses to “Nick Bosa clears concussion protocol, will play

  1. Does anyone else wonder if these active players will get CTE and will end their lives like Junior Seau or even worse take the lives of others like Jovan Belcher?

  2. Something tells me if he would have cleared concussion protocol last Sunday night if necessary.

  3. The guy could be barking like a dog and think he’s a pirate and they’d clear him.

  4. Yahooooo. The Niners need Bosa to have any chance at all. Now we will find out if Rodgers toe really is healed.

  5. Awesome! No excuses for Niners now. Their nice little run ends on Saturday night. Enjoy your last fish fry in Appleton.

  6. He played the first game in San Fran, too right?

    3 tackles, 0 sacks, against a makeshift offensive line?

    Oh. Ok. 😂

  7. no way this aligns with standard treatment for concussion.
    1-2 weeks with NO physically strenuous activity….and certainly, no contact.

  8. How these NFL players ‘bounce back’ from concussions is beyond me. I suffered a concussion back in late October 2021, and I didn’t even feel remotely close to ‘normal’ until a minimum of 3 weeks. It’s been 3 months now, and I still only feel like I’m 90% back to normal. I’m also 34, and Nick is 24… but man, this guy is playing with fire by risking a 2nd concussion before his first one is even fully healed.

  9. “His 21 tackles for loss led the league”. I guess TJ WATT’s 22.5 sacks were not all for a loss lol.

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