49ers DE Nick Bosa cleared from concussion protocol, will play vs. Green Bay

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For all the nerves early in the week, the San Francisco 49ers will be relatively healthy for Saturday's divisional round playoff game.

The final piece was added Friday. Defensive end Nick Bosa, the team's most valuable player on that side of the ball, was cleared from the concussion protocol. The 49ers announced on Friday that Bosa has been cleared and has no injury designation. He will play Saturday night against the Green Bay Packers.

Needless to say, having one of the NFL's premier pass rushers against Aaron Rodgers is a pretty big deal.

The 49ers came into the week with three big injury questions. Star linebacker Fred Warner suffered an ankle injury against the Dallas Cowboys that looked like it could keep him out for a long time. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had a shoulder injury, in addition to his thumb injury.

But in the final injury report, both Warner and Garoppolo got in full practices late in the week and had no injury designation.

Bosa, who had 15.5 sacks in the regular season, was trending in the right direction all week. But there aren't any guarantees until someone is cleared from the concussion protocol.

The 49ers can't be certain any of those three key players will be 100 percent, but they'll be on the field on Saturday night against the Packers.

Nick Bosa was cleared to play Saturday night against the Packers. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
The 49ers' Nick Bosa was cleared to play Saturday night against the Packers. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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