Joey Bosa is one of the most important players on the LA Chargers. Bosa is one of the best edge rushers in the entire league and he arguably has not even hit his prime yet. The former third overall pick is the definition of elite.
Bosa has been great in his time with the Chargers but it has not been without injury. Injuries certainly happen in football and Bosa has his fair share of injuries that have led to him missing time.
While it is unfair to call him injury-prone, it is fair to point out the fact that he has missed time and worry that it could become a potential trend.
Joey Bosa injury update:
After missing time in the 2020 season, Joey Bosa is good to go for the 2021 season. He has been a full participant in the Chargers OTAs and walkthroughs and barring a setback, he will be good to go in Week 1.
This page will continually be updated to reflect the current status of Bosa’s injuries.
Joey Bosa injury history:
Before we dive into the injuries that Bosa has sustained in the past, it is important to not that these are only included injuries for which he missed time. If Bosa was questionable leading into the week but wound up playing then it is not included on this list.
Joey Bosa concussions, November and December 2020
Bosa suffered two separate concussions during the 2020 season that resulted in the Pro Bowler missing four games. The first concussion was suffered in Week 8 against the Denver Broncos and led to him missing Week 9 against Las Vegas and Week 10 against Miami.
Bosa played five more games before suffering another concussion that kept him out for the final two games of the season. At the time, Anthony Lynn said that he would not shut down Joey Bosa if he cleared concussion protocol but luckily for the sake of Bosa’s long-term health he did not play those final two games.
Joey Bosa left foot bone bruise, September 2018
By far the most serious injury of his career, Joey Bosa injured his left foot in training camp in August of 2018 and re-injured the same foot right before the season began in early September. While the initial diagnosis did not seem too negative, he wound up missing the first nine games (10 weeks) of the season.
It took Bosa some time when he came back from the injury to be his true self but by the time the playoffs rolled around Bosa was a true x-factor once more for the Chargers.
Joey Bosa left hamstring strain, 2016
Bosa missed the first four games of the 2016 season for multiple reasons. Bosa was in a long contract holdout with the LA Chargers that led the rookie to get a late start on training camp and getting into shape.
And with that late start came a hamstring strain that held the Ohio State Buckeye out for the first four weeks of the season. Bosa made his NFL debut in Week 5 and was dominant from there on out.