On the very first drive of Week 11's game against the Green Bay Packers, Chargers Pro Bowl edge rusher Joey Bosa injured his foot and hobbled off the field to the sideline. There, Bosa was treated by the team's training staff and was eventually carted to the locker room with the emotion pouring out of his face.
At that time, Chargers fans expected the worst for Bosa. The reaction was as bad as it gets with many believing that Bosa knew that he suffered a severe injury. At the time, the biggest worry was an Achilles injury, which would not only end his season but dig into his 2024 season as well.
Thankfully, it appears that Bosa has avoided the absolute worst. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport provided an update for Bosa on Monday morning, confirming that x-rays were negative and that Bosa did not suffer the feared Achilles tear.
Chargers receive promising Joey Bosa injury update
At the time of writing this, it is unclear just how severe the foot injury is. That will be revealed with the MRI and after that Chargers fans will have a better idea of how long to expect Bosa to be out of action for.
Fans should still brace for the reality that Bosa might miss the rest of the 2023 season. The Chargers only have seven more games in the regular season and after losing to the Packers, the playoffs might be out of question. There is no reason to rush Bosa back and potentially risk further injury if the team is 7-9 with no chance of making the playoffs heading into Week 18.
But at the very least, it does not appear that Bosa has to worry about this injury carving into next year's training camp or the start of the 2024 season. This is huge for the Bolts, as Khalil Mack will likely end up being a cap casualty and the team will be calling on Bosa to start alongside Tuli Tuipulotu.
Be sure to check back for more updates of Bosa's injury as we will update this article accordingly. At the very least, fans can breathe a sigh of relief as Bosa and the Chargers avoided the worst-case scenario.