Nick Bosa and Jason Verrett undergo ankle MRIs

Jimmy G had a big day in the red zone in Santa Clara

Tommy Call
August 07, 2019 - 1:27 pm

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Football is back in Santa Clara and so is the injury bug. Three important San Francisco 49ers spent time with trainers during Wednesday’s practice and both Nick Bosa and Jason Verrett are headed for MRIs on their ankles, the team announced. Here's the latest from Santa Clara.

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1st-round pick injured

Bosa, the 2019 No. 2 overall pick, was the first leave practice early. Bosa looked to get rolled up on during a run play in the 11-on-11 scrimmage portion of practice. Bosa was on the ground and spent time with trainers before walking off the field gingerly on his own power. It was a good sign that Bosa walked off on his own, but a scary moment for the oft-injured rookie. 

Before the news of the MRIs was announced, defensive coordinator Robert Saleh didn't have much to offer regarding Bosa, but sounded optimistic.

“I think he’s alright.” said Saleh. 

Robert Saleh on Nick Bosa: “I think he’s all right.”

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Bosa has been dealing with the injury bug since high school. His Senior season at St. Thomas Aquinas in Florida ended early after he tore his ACL. Bosa withdrew from Ohio State after sustaining a core muscle injury. Bosa’s last game before suiting up for 49ers training camp was Sept. 15 of 2018. The rookie injured his hamstring early in OTAs and missed that entire portion of the offseason program.

Bosa was having a steller camp before leaving practice early on Wednesday.

Verrett leaves practice early

Verrett was the other 49er to leave practice early Wednesday. Verrett left practice with what proved to be an ankle injury.

"He went to go get checked on," Saleh said.

Verrett was last seen making a would-be stop on a Raheem Mostert carry in the 49ers 11-on-11 scrimmage. 

Verrett’s NFL career has been marred by injuries. Verrett signed with the 49ers this offseason after recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon with the Los Angeles Chargers. Verrett has also sustained knee injuries in his past. 

Verrett is currently in competition with Ahkello Witherspoon to start across from Richard Sherman in the defensive backfield. 

Saleh said even if Verrett is healthy they haven’t talked about whether he would play against the Cowboys in preseason week one on Saturday.

Goodwin goes down

Marquise Goodwin spent some time down on the field today in practice. Goodwin seemed to fall while running a deep route in 11-on-11 scrimmage. Goodwin got up with his shoe off and walked to a team huddle. 

When the 11-on-11 scrummage resumed, Goodwin was back out there looking fine. 

The Bosa, Verrett and Goodwin injuries all seemed to come one after the other in an intense 11-on-11 session. 

Jimmy G lights up the redzone

One 11-on-11 session started in the red zone when Garoppolo threw four touchdown passes on five plays. The first play of the session was a run play that got stuffed then Garoppolo threw a touchdown on a drag route by Trent Taylor in the back of the endzone. Taylor chucked the football into the stands in celebration after the catch. 

Garoppolo struck George Kittle on a seam route the very next play. Garoppolo then hit Taylor for another touchdown on a route where Taylor sat on the goalline and slipped past Richard Sherman. Garoppolo used his vintage short arm angle to feed the ball into Taylor for quick pass. 

On the next play, Garoppolo threw a high arching floater to Kittle in the back corner of the endzone where Kittle went up and plucked the ball for an easy touchdown. 

The four play sequence might’ve been Garoppolo’s best of all of training camp. He looked confident and calm in the red zone where he was zipping the ball around the field. The defense looked visibly upset after giving up a streak of touchdowns. 

The only hitch in Garoppolo’s day came on the final play of pratice when Fred Warner deflected a pass to Kittle that ended up in the hands of Sherman for Garopplo’s second interception of camp. 

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