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Joey Bosa "Hopeful" Debut is on the Horizon

For the first time in the 2016 season, Joey Bosa's name was not on the injury report.  Bosa was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Although the Bolts weren't in pads, seeing number 99 fully practice was a welcomed sight.  Yet, his status is still considered day-to-day and isn't a lock to play Sunday.

"(I) came back to an easy day with no pads, but I'm feeling great and ready to go this week," Bosa said.  "It's coach's decision, but I'm hopeful and want to get out there and want to play.  It's still one day at a time, but I feel great."

"We are going to wait until the end of the week to make that decision to see where he is," Head Coach Mike McCoy said.  "There is a lot of football left and coming off his injury, you have to make sure that he is ready to go and able to play at a high level. (To) be able to go sideline to sideline like you have to at his position. He made a nice step today and we have some more hard days of work out here getting ready for Oakland.  We will make that decision over the weekend on whether or not he is ready to go out there and play." 

Bosa admitted he's been working as much as he possibly can to get ready to play.  As difficult as it was not physically being ready, convincing himself of the severity of his injury situation was something that took some time as well. 

"In the beginning there was a lot of frustration, but I got to the point where I understood where I was," he said.  "There's nothing I could do.  I can't go back in time and change anything so the only thing I could focus on was getting better and getting ready to play…. There was no need to rush back in the beginning of the season because we all understand it's a really long season and it's more important to be playing your best football at the end of the year rather than the start.  We've been safe."

In addition, the mental aspect of being an observer on Sundays has been tough.  Bosa admitted he's never missed a game in his entire career citing the adjustment from playing between the white lines to standing outside them was extremely difficult.

"I've really never had an injury keeping me out of play; I've never missed a game.  It's been a new experience for me standing on the sideline watching my team play.  It's been tough, but I'm just ready to get going." 

Although whether Bosa suits up on Sunday remains to be seen, he said he's been looking forward to his NFL debut for a long time and is ready to give the league his all.

"I haven't taken one snap in the NFL so I'm just looking to get one and keep going with that…. I know I'm going to go out there and give 100-percent of what I have every single play in the run or pass."

Chargers take the practice field in preparation for Week 5's matchup in Oakland. 

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