The Washington Football Team was already down Montez Sweat in Week 10 because of a broken jaw. On Sunday, they suffered another key injury at the defensive end position.
Chase Young came up injured after a routine-looking play near the Washington end-zone. He was trying to pressure Tom Brady while left tackle Donovan Smith blocked him.
Young was just getting by Smith when he fell to the ground. His knee bent in an awkward, non-contact fashion, and Young was writhing around in pain after the play.
It appeared that Young was going to have trouble getting off the field on the play. So, Washington called out the cart to take him into the locker room.
However, Young refused to use the cart. Instead, he opted to limp gingerly into the locker room with some help from Washington staffers.
It’s unclear why Young opted not to take the cart. He was ruled out for the rest of the game very quickly with a knee injury and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that he may have suffered a season-ending torn ACL.
The initial fear for Washington DE Chase Young is a torn ACL, source said. The team is awaiting a full battery of tests, but if the diagnosis is confirmed, that would, of course, knock him out for the season.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 14, 2021
That will be a blow to Washington’s defense long-term. Young had just 1.5 sacks on the season, but he put a lot of pressure on opposing quarterbacks during the season.
Short-term, both Young and Sweat are out against the Buccaneers, so Washington will have to rely heavily on its defensive end depth to generate a pass rush against Tom Brady. Casey Toohill and James Smith-Williams will likely play a bulk of the snaps while Bunmi Rotimi and Shaka Toney will rotate in to spll them.
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