49ers’ Nick Bosa Escapes Concussion, Could Take on Packers

GREEN FLY, Wisc. – Nick Bosa can now appear live on Saturday night.

The 49ers announced Friday that Bosa has cleared the post-concussion ritual and removed his questionable condition from their injury report, ahead of Saturday night’s NFC precinct playoff game at the Green Bay Packers.

Bosa suffered a concussion and had to leave the 49ers’ big win in Dallas shortly before halftime last Sunday, after his head collided with teammate DJ Jones’ hip during a hasty pass. Bosa delighted the audience when he left the field with the coaches, but he was not allowed out of the dressing room after halftime.

Bosa practices limited fashion on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and he took part in the Friday walk at Bay Port High School, 10 minutes from Lambeau Field.

In producing the highest 15 1/2 sack of his career, Bosa has recovered considerably from last year’s knee reconstruction and has not missed a start this season, as was the case in 2019 when he won earned the title of Defensive Rookie of the Year for the final NFL NFC Champion.

Bosa, a two-time pro, fixed the 49ers’ defense that otherwise relied on a nine-man rotation. That depth paid off after his final game, when the 49ers featured major contributions from Charles Omenihu, Arik Armstead, DJ Jones, Kevin Givens, Arden Key and Samson Ebukam.

Also on Friday, the 49ers called in two players from the training team for particularly potential teams to help: full-back Darqueze Dennard and full-back Mark Nzeocha.

Bosa is the eighth 49ers player to undergo the NFL’s concussion procedure this season, which requires an independent neurologist evaluation and a series of tests before being cleared.

Punter Mitch Wishnowsky went through that last week, and he was given clearance six days after suffering a concussion in the regular-season final against the Rams.

Not all previous cases have seen players pass the protocol within a week. Midfielders Marcell Harris and Azeez Al-Shaair, who kicked back Trenton Cannon, and full-back Dee Ford both missed at least one game.

Last month, Elijah Mitchell missed three games in a row, but that was due to a knee problem after he was released from a concussion on December 5. Returning teammate Trey Sermon has begun. the 49ers’ home opener after suffering a concussion a week earlier in his first NFL performance. 49ers’ Nick Bosa Escapes Concussion, Could Take on Packers


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