It’s tough to win games in the NFL without your best defensive player.
But that’s exactly what the Los Angeles Chargers have had to do through the first three weeks of the season and it looks like things will be that way for at least another month, according to Joey Bosa, who says he’ll be out until the midway point of the season.
That’s not good news.
Bosa was injured during 11-on-11 drills during practice less than two weeks after training camp opened. He missed all of the preseason but was expected to make his return when the regular season started, but that didn’t happen. Instead, there have just been multiple reports pushing that return back a little further each time.
And since that has been the case, it’s fair to ask whether or not Bosa’s injured foot could keep him out for the entire season. The Chargers have not put him on injured reserve, meaning he occupies a spot on the team’s 53-man roster.
Obviously, the Chargers want and need him back on the field. The pass rush has suffered without him and through three games, the team has registered just seven sacks. Only one player on the roster has two sacks or more and he, Derwin James, is a defensive back.
However, the fact that Bosa’s expected return has been pushed back multiple times now is troubling at best and downright disastrous at worst. Yoou obviously don’t want Bosa to take the field until he’s 100 percent ready to do so, but will he be at 100 percent before the end of this season?
It seems that is becoming a very legitimate question to ask at this point.