Washington Commanders defensive end Chase Young has not yet been medically cleared to return from a stinger that occurred in the preseason opener.
Head coach Ron Rivera confirmed after practice Thursday that Young’s status remains uncertain for the Sept. 10 season opener against the visiting Arizona Cardinals.
“The guy is practicing and doing everything we need him to do right now as he’s getting ready for the opener,” Rivera told reporters. Rivera told reporters that Young is doing everything he needs to be doing to prepare for the season opener on September 10. We can’t tell you anything until then. Young, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, has been practicing without pads but has not participated in any full-contact activities since his Aug. 11 injury at Cleveland.
Rivera said Young’s status will be updated next week after a follow-up examination. Young, 24, tore the right ACL back in November 2021. He missed the final eight games of that season and sat out the first 14 games of 2022 while recovering from the injury. He missed the final eight games that season and sat out the first 14 games in 2022 while recovering from the injury.
The 2020 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year has posted 75 tackles, 17 quarterback hits, nine sacks and three fumble recoveries in 27 career games (26 starts).
–Field Level Media