The San Francisco 49ers will have Nick Bosa back in action when they try to upset the top-seeded Green Bay Packers on Saturday night.
Bosa, 24, cleared the concussion protocol Friday, the team announced, clearing the way for him to return to action. He suffered a head injury late in the first half of the team’s win against the Dallas Cowboys a week ago and was ruled out of action early in the third quarter.
The third-year defensive end led the NFL with 21 tackles for loss and was fourth in sacks with 15.5. He finished with at least a half-sack in 12 of the 49ers’ 17 regular-season games.
Bosa was the No. 2 overall pick in 2019 and has made the Pro Bowl in two of his three seasons in the NFL. His 2020 season was cut short when he suffered an ACL tear in Week 2.
Only four teams in the NFL finished the regular season with more sacks than the 49ers did. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was sacked five times in the 49ers’ 23-17 win a week ago.