Nick Bosa Was Carted Off The Field For The 49ers After Likely Tearing His ACL (UPDATE)

The San Francisco 49ers looked to get their season back on track on Sunday when they faced the Jets in the Meadowlands after a loss in Week 1 to the Cardinals, but had to do so without the services of star tight end George Kittle, who suffered an ankle injury last week.

After a quick touchdown from Raheem Mostert, the injury news for the Niners got worse when star second year defensive end Nick Bosa got rolled up on while being blocked, with his left knee bending awkwardly as he fell backwards. Bosa would try to limp off the field, but was unable and the Niners medical staff had to take him back to the locker room on a cart.

Bosa is one of the league’s best young defensive players, earning Defensive Rookie of the Year honors a season ago as a key piece of the Niners NFC Championship winning squad. Last week against Arizona he got off to a solid start to his sophomore campaign with six tackles and a forced fumble, but the fear now is that his season could be over due to the apparent knee injury suffered on Sunday. After the game, coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed that the fear was that Bosa had torn his ACL, with further tests to come.

Bosa wasn’t alone on the Niners in suffering an injury against the Jets, with Solomon Thomas likewise suffering a knee injury, Raheem Mostert spraining his MCL, and Jimmy Garoppolo injuring his ankle.

It was a brutal injury day in the NFL, and the upcoming MRIs for the Niners will determine a lot about how long some key players will be out.