Commanders Star Unlikely To Return To Practice This Week

Chase Young hasn't appeared for the Washington Commanders since Week 10 of the 2021 season, where he devastatingly tore his ACL in a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and while he's expected to be back at practice to help this team very soon, the likelihood of that happening this week are very low, according to Ian Rappaport. Young was once considered one of the most dominant and destructive young defensive players in the NFL, and an ACL injury isn't an easy one to come back from, and given how explosive he needs to be in his position, it makes sense if Young, the doctors and the team want him to take it slow in recovery. 

Once the Commanders designate him to return practice, they have three weeks to bring him back to the active roster, and by the looks of it, they'll leave it at least one more week to return him to practice, if not more. In 24 games with Washington, Young had 9 sacks, 6 forced fumbles, 63 total tackles, 6 passes deflected and 1 Touchdown, and with the way this team is struggling to find a spark right now, his return could be exactly what is needed.

The team drafted him No. 2 overall back in 2020, expecting him to be the leader of the defence and the future of this team, and with what he flashed in his first two seasons, he could very well be that, but for now, all parties involved want to take his recovery slow, so that he can remain healthy for this organization going forward.

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