Nick Bosa returns to 49ers training ground, on track to face Packers


Bosa returns to 49ers training ground, on track to face Packers originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Pro Bowl defensive end Nick Bosa returned to the 49ers practice field on Wednesday, an encouraging sign that he is progressing through the NFL’s concussion protocol.

Bosa looks set to be available against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night in an NFC Divisional Round game at Lambeau Field.

After Bosa appeared in training during warm-ups inside Levi’s Stadium, he walked out soon after and returned to the 49ers locker room, reported Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group.

Bosa suffered a concussion in the first half of the 49ers’ playoff win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. He only played 23 snaps in the game. He recorded three tackles and a half sack before the injury.

The final phases of the NFL Return to Play Protocol are football-specific drills, non-contact practice drills, and finally, full football activity and clearance.

The 49ers are scheduled to travel to the Green Bay area immediately after practice Thursday.

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Bosa is widely considered the best defensive player on the 49ers. He led the 49ers with 15.5 sacks in the regular season.

Without his contributions on Sunday, the 49ers still managed to pick up four of Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott’s team sacks in the second half to preserve the win. Backup defensive lineman Charles Omenihu stepped up with 1.5 sacks in the game.

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