Jul 28, 2021; Santa Clara, CA, USA;  San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) runs during training camp at the SAP Performance Facility.  Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

49ers DE Nick Bosa progressing from ACL injury

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa is slated to participate in team drills next week as he continues his recovery from an ACL tear in his left knee.

San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters on Monday that Bosa will be ready to take that step, barring setbacks.

“That’s what we’re hoping for,” Shanahan said. “I think if we stay on track, I think we’ll see him next week.”

Bosa was injured in a game against the New York Jets on Sept. 20 of last season.

The 49ers have been cautious with him during training camp as he has been limited to individual drills thus far.

San Francisco is hoping Bosa will be ready to play when the regular season opens against the Detroit Lions on Sept. 12.

Bosa was an immediate hit in 2019 when he was the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. He had 47 tackles, nine sacks, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and one interception in 16 games (14 starts) and was selected to the Pro Bowl.

Bosa was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 draft out of Ohio State.

–Field Level Media

December 21, 2019; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) during the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

49ers’ Bosa, Thomas carted off with leg injuries

Standout San Francisco 49ers pass rusher Nick Bosa was carted off the field in the first quarter Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.

The injury appeared to be to his left leg.

It occurred at the 6:45 mark as Jets running back Frank Gore ran for 4 yards and Bosa got tangled up as he was engaged with an offensive lineman.

Just two plays later, 49ers defensive end Solomon Thomas also suffered an apparent left leg injury and was carted off.

San Francisco already was playing on defense without pass rusher Dee Ford and cornerback Richard Sherman, but an extended loss to Bosa would be significant for the 49ers. The Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2019, Bosa had nine sacks and 25 quarterback hits last season.

–Field Level Media