Five-Star Ohio State Class of 2016 Commitment Nick Bosa Partially Tears ACL

By Jeremy Birmingham on November 3, 2015 at 3:47 pm
Nick Bosa during his official visit to Ohio State on October 17th.

UPDATE, 3:45 p.m.: Cheryl Kumerow-Bosa, Nick's mother, confirmed to Eleven Warriors that the injury to Nick's right knee is a torn ACL, and that surgery is the expected next step.

"Nick has a slight tear in his ACL," Bosa's mother told 11W.  "We are waiting to hear exactly what our next step is. He will probably have surgery next Tuesday in Pensacola. We will stay there until the following Monday so he can do post-op rehab."

John Bosa said his son will receive the best care possible and focus on the recovery, but that obviously this has been a difficult few days as the All-American learned he'll miss St. Thomas' playoff run.

"We're sick about it 24 hours a day," John said. "Nick will be in the best hands possible with the people he's around and will focus on getting better and doing what he has to do. When you're a 270-pound defensive end, even a slight tear isn't something you can play through."

Nick Bosa, Ohio State's top-ranked recruit and the brother of Buckeye All-American junior Joey Bosa, has suffered a right knee injury and will miss the remainder of his senior season of high school. The news was first reported by Patrick Maks of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

According to the Sun Sentinel, doctors are still evaluating whether or not the injury will require surgery for Bosa, a five-star defensive end out of Fort Lauderdale's St. Thomas Aquinas High School.

Athletic director George Smith told the Sun Sentinel Bosa should be "good as new," however, and make a full recovery. Bosa's parents, John and Cheryl, told Eleven Warriors Monday night they planned to visit Birmingham, Alabama, surgeon Dr. James Andrews Tuesday morning.

The 6-foot-4, 265 pounder, who could play defensive end or on the inside at defensive tackle for the Buckeyes, is a player many expected to play significant minutes as a freshman in Columbus, and he should be fully recovered by the time Ohio State takes the field for fall practice next August.

Eleven Warriors will have more on Bosa's injury and expected recovery as it becomes available.

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