49ers' Bosa: 'Trending toward' playing Week 1
The 49ers pass-rusher saw his 2020 campaign end in Week 2 after tearing his ACL but assures his recovery has gone smoothly.
"I knew when it was an early injury, I, for the most part, would be ready to go for Week 1, and everything now is trending toward that," Bosa said Thursday, according to Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury. "I'm hoping to ramp it up toward that and give it all I've got Week 1."
Prior to the injury, Bosa was looking to build off a nine-sack 2019 campaign that won him Defensive Rookie of the Year honors.
"It's tough. You come off 2019 and on top of the world and start well in next season, and it's all taken away really quick," Bosa said. "Mentally, it was really rough."
He added, "When your body feels terrible, your mind goes to that place. As my body started to feel better, my mind followed."
Bosa has been encouraged by his recovery, stating he's moving better than he ever has before, according to The Athletic's Matt Barrows.
The 49ers open their regular season on the road against the Detroit Lions on Sept. 12.