He started his career strong by becoming the 2020 Defensive Rookie of the Year.
That season, the Ohio State alumnus played 15 games and finished with 44 total tackles and 7.5 sacks.
But since then, everything has gone south for him.
Last year, he only played nine games after suffering a season-ending ACL tear on his right knee.
They had to reconstruct the injured part by grafting the patellar tendon from his left knee.
Because he played in fewer games, he finished the season with only 26 tackles and 1.5 sacks.
This time, he will have to wait for a while before he can take the field again because he was placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.
ESPN’s Field Yates clarified what that designation means.
Chase Young will now miss at least four games:
Week 1: Jaguars
Week 2: Lions
Week 3: Eagles
Week 4: Cowboys https://t.co/6W4S5jlQMp
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 23, 2022
Yates revealed that Young will miss Weeks 1 to 4 of the 2022 regular season.
Therefore, he will not be able to compete against the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Detroit Lions, unless the teams meet again during the playoffs.
Likewise, he will miss the Commanders’ first encounter with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys this year.
Young will have an opportunity to play against those teams in their second meeting.
Commanders Hope For Young’s Full Recovery
It’s one thing to have Young back on the field and that’s a monumental day for the Commanders.
However, it remains to be seen if he will return to peak form.
After all, ACL injuries can derail someone’s career.
Even if they are capable of playing, some athletes who survived that injury haven’t been the same.
Therefore, the Commanders hope that Young will return better than ever after his recovery period.