Commanders Young Star Will Have Practice Window Opened Next Week

The Washington Commanders have struggled mightily in 2022, but after signs of life with Taylor Heinicke at Quarterback and a victory over Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, it appears that there is suddenly plenty of optimism around the franchise. Things could potentially be getting better in the coming weeks too, as today, Head Coach Ron Rivera confirmed that next week, star edge rusher Chase Young will have his 21-day practice window opened, meaning he is just one more step away from returning to the field.

He suffered a season ending ACL tear in Week 10 of the 2021 season, and after being so close for some time now, it appears that Young is ready to get back on the practice field, and if the team can get rolling with Heinicke at QB, then he could provide a major boost to a potential Wild Card push in 2022. While that's unlikely, Young and the team are just going to focus on getting him back on the field, and if they can do that, it will be a great sign for the future of this team.

Young has racked up 9 sacks through 24 games in his career, to go along with 6 forced fumbles, 6 passes defended and a defensive Touchdown, and although the stats are impressive, they don't tell the full story of just how dominant he can be. The injury was a devastating one after such a promising start to his career, but if he can get back to 100% this season, the future will still be very bright for the 23-year old.

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