The Washington Football Team lost star pass rusher Chase Young to a knee injury on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The second-year defensive end 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.
Young remained on the turf in pain, and the Washington athletic training staff sent out a cart to take him off the field. Young refused the cart, but needed help to limp off the field to the Washington locker room.
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Washington ruled him 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.
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Washington went on to secure a 29-19 of the Bucs with Young sidelined.
Young, 22, 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. His injury is an obvious blow to the Washington defense and disappointing for one of the league's brightest young stars.