Washington Football Team star Chase Young will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL, head coach Ron Rivera revealed Monday.
Young sustained the injury during the team's stunning upset win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The injury occurred in the second quarter, as Young attempted to rush Tom Brady. Young was turned away by offensive lineman Donovan Smith, and fell to the ground in pain.
Young was helped off the field with assistance from teammates and trainers. He was ruled out with a knee injury, but returned to the sideline on crutches to support the rest of the team.
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The injury will keep Young on the sideline for the rest of the season. His return in 2022 will depend on the severity of the injury and his progress during rehab.
Young, 22, was selected by Washington with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft. He registered 7.5 sacks during his first season, making the Pro Bowl. Young had 1.5 sacks in 9 games in 2021.