Per reports, Nick Bosa may be out until November or later.
Urban Meyer provided an injury update on star defensive end Nick Bosa today during his weekly Monday press conference, and it provided a at least a little more clarity surrounding the timetable of return — again, just barely.
“It’s going to be a few more weeks, but we expect to have him back,” said Meyer.
A few more weeks?
That’s a little different from “we expect to have him back as soon as possible,” as Meyer said last week. That left us with literally nothing besides speculation.
But that’s not all. Per reports and some digging by Cleveland.com, Bosa’s father has been quoted as stating that Bosa’s injury is 100% correctable and that he’ll be re-evaluated by his surgeon in November.
If that’s true, that mean’s Bosa is not only out against Penn State, but could be out through most of the season. One has to wonder whether it’s even worth the risk to come back too soon and take a chance at further complications for someone who is a sure bet to go somewhere in the top ten of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Then again, maybe scouts and NFL executives want to see that he is fully healed prior to taking a chance on the human wrecking ball. There’s so many ways this thing can go, and you can bet that the Bosa camp will be monitoring progress and talking to good counsel to make the right decision.
As it stands right now though, we won’t be seeing Nick Bosa for quite some time on the field, and that’s too bad.
Get well soon Nick.