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John Lynch reveals Nick Bosa injury severity on KNBR: ‘We won’t see him in the preseason’

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SANTA CLARA – On Wednesday, both Nick Bosa and Jason Verrett left practice with ankle sprains. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Bosa was diagnosed with “just an ankle sprain.”

49ers general manager John Lynch joined the Murph & Mac Show on KNBR 680 Thursday morning, ahead of the final training camp practice before the 49ers play their first preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday, and discussed the severity of Bosa’s injury.

As Rapoport had hinted at the day prior, Lynch confirmed that Bosa will miss the rest of the preseason, saying that the injury was a “significant ankle sprain.” Lynch, however, does not believe Bosa is injury prone.

“We won’t see him in the preseason and we’ll go from there,” Lynch said. “We’ll get him right and he’ll be a great player for a long time in this league… We don’t feel he is injury prone… Yesterday he had a big human being fall on his leg while he was engaged with someone else.”

Rapoport said the 49ers will reassess Bosa in four weeks, after the preseason.

Listen to the full audio below. To hear Lynch talking about Bosa’s injury, start at the 5:05 mark:


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