Chargers edge rusher Bosa 'feeling really good' after returning to practice

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Los Angeles Chargers' four-time Pro Bowl selection Joey Bosa returned to practice on Thursday for the first time since groin surgery after Week 3.

The Chargers edge rusher, who suffered a groin tear in the Week 3 defeat to the Jacksonville Jaguars, has been designated to return from injured reserve, opening up a 21-day window for the playoffs-bound team to decide whether to activate him.

Bosa said after practice on Thursday that he is feeling the best he has in years, in a promising sign for the 9-6 Chargers.

"I'm feeling really good. It's kind of revitalising, honestly," Bosa told reporters. "This was something that really caused me a lot of pain and kind of stress throughout the last couple of years, and I've gotten to a point where I was used to it and I didn't understand how much was really wrong.

"Obviously, it sucks to miss all this time, but its honestly something that I really, really needed to get done."

The 27-year-old was optimistic about playing for the Chargers on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.

"I kind of made it a point not to come back until I felt confident in myself and being able to perform in a game and not just go out there for three reps at practice and feel decent," Bosa said. "I'm feeling very good."

Bosa has been an impact pass rusher since entering the NFL as the third overall selection of the 2016 draft.

The seventh-year veteran led the Chargers with 10.5 sacks in 2021, the fourth time he’s reached double digits in that category for his career.