Commanders Superstar Pass Rusher Won't Return in Week 5

The Washington Commanders will have to wait a little bit longer for their young stud pass rusher to return. Head coach Ron Rivera announced that edge rusher Chase Young will remain on injured reserve for at least another week.

Young was eligible to be activated for Week 5 due to being placed on IR following the 53-man roster cutdown preceding Week 1. Young is still recovering from an ACL tear suffered in Week 10 of the 2021 season. 

The league allows a 21-day practice window before teams are obligated to roster a player following a stint on IR. The fact that the Commanders have declined to begin the window indicates Young may not be all that close to game action.

Young joined the Commanders as the second overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft following a stellar three-year career at Ohio State that saw him notch 30.5 sacks and 40.5 tackles for loss. The edge rusher rewarded Washington with a Pro Bowl in his rookie year and even sparked the defense to its first top-five scoring finish since 2004. When he's finally ready to play, he'll hope to turn around a unit that has allowed the fourth-most points in the league through the first four weeks of the regular season.

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