49ers vs. Falcons: Nick Bosa injury to keep him out of Week 6

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports /

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The 49ers were hoping they’d have Nick Bosa back from a groin injury for Week 6 against the Falcons, but he’ll wind up missing Sunday’s contest.

The San Francisco 49ers were already down two of their starters on the defensive line, Arik Armstead and Javon Kinlaw, heading into their Week 6 road matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.

Now, they’re down a third.

The Niners placed Kinlaw on injured reserve on Saturday, and Armstead didn’t travel with the team as he looks to recover from a foot injury.

But, after suffering a groin injury during San Francisco’s Week 5 win over the Carolina Panthers, EDGE Nick Bosa was also ruled out for the game against Atlanta.

Bosa had suffered the injury early in the third quarter during that game. And while he was able to return to practice in a limited fashion late during the week, the 49ers ultimately decided not to rush the star pass-rusher back too soon.

Of the entire crop of starting 49ers defensive linemen, only EDGE Samson Ebukam will be available for Sunday’s tilt.

49ers inactives vs. Falcons in Week 6

Bosa unfortunately ended up on the Week 6 inactive list, and the remainder of the names aren’t exactly surprising either.

Here’s who the Niners ruled as inactive against Atlanta:

  • DL Nick Bosa
  • DL Arik Armstead
  • OL Trent Williams
  • DB Jimmie Ward
  • TE Tyler Kroft
  • WR Danny Gray

Williams, who has been dealing with a high-ankle sprain he suffered back in Week 3, is reportedly working his way back toward being on the field again. And Ward might be able to play if he’s able to wear a club over his broken hand, the one he injured in Week 5.

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Not this week, though.

Kroft, meanwhile, has been dealing with a knee injury for much of the season, while Gray is a healthy scratch, according to the team’s website.

Kickoff between the Niners and Falcons is on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. ET from Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

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