The Washington Football Team lost star pass rusher Chase Young to a knee injury on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after he suffered the injury during the second quarter while rushing Tom Brady. He planted his right foot while working around a block by left tackle Donovan Smith and immediately fell to the ground.
Washington ruled the 22-year-old Young out for the rest of the game with a knee injury shortly after he left the field. The team didn’t initially provide details beyond the prognosis, but multiple reports state that the team fears that the injury is a torn ACL. He returned to the sideline in the second half on crutches.
The second-year defensive end joined Washington as the No. 2 pick in the 2020 draft and is the reigning NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year after tallying 7.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and 12 quarterback hits in his first NFL season. Through eight games this season, Young tallied 1.5 sacks with four quarterback hits.
Washington went on defeat the Bucs with a 29-19 win. They will face the Carolina Panthers next Sunday at Bank of America Stadium in NC.
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