According to Michaeal Gehlken of the Union-Tribune, Chargers first-round DE Joey Bosa is “all but certain” to miss Week 1’s game.
Bosa was not practicing on Wednesday and has yet to put on the pads for the Chargers.
Earlier in the week, Gehlken reported that Bosa was dealing with some “tightness,” and the Chargers’ plan was to ease Bosa back into action, considering how much of the offseason he missed.
San Diego and Bosa finally agreed to his rookie contract a few weeks ago, which left him pretty far behind in regards to his preparation for the 2016 season.
Bosa, 20, was taken with the No. 3 overall pick by the Chargers. It was a bit of a surprise to see them grab Bosa, considering the amount of buzz that they were going to take either take Ronnie Stanley or DeForest Buckner.
However, Bosa gives them a solid pass-rushing prospect to develop in the coming years.
According to OverTheCap.com, Bosa receives a four-year contract worth $25,873,672 to go along with a signing bonus of $17,017,216. The contract will include a fifth-year option for the team to consider in 2019.
During his three-year career at Ohio State, Bosa recorded 148 tackles, 51 tackles for a loss, 26 sacks, five forced fumbles, an interception, two fumble recoveries, and six pass defenses.