Former Ohio State Defensive End Chase Young Reportedly “Dodged Bullet” With Groin Injury

By September 28, 2020 (6:00 pm)Football

Though former Ohio State and current Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young left Sunday’s 34-20 loss to the Cleveland Browns with an apparent groin injury, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the injury is not believed to be serious.

“Washington appears to have dodged a bullet,” Rapoport said. “He’ll have tests to be sure, as the (Baltimore) Ravens loom next week.”

Young, the No. 2 overall pick in April’s NFL Draft, has recorded six tackles and 2.5 sacks in three games with Washington. He went to the locker room following a second quarter tackle of Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, but returned to the sideline after halftime with his right thigh heavily wrapped to root on his teammates.

“Chase is a high-level energy guy out there,” Washington head coach Ron Rivera said. “He’s a guy who helps spark the organization.”

If Young is unable to play this Sunday against the Ravens (1 p.m. on CBS), Washington will call upon veteran Ryan Kerrigan to start in his place.

“You definitely notice (Young’s absence),” Washington cornerback Kendall Fuller said. “We also have that next-man-up mentality.”

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