Washington Commanders Edge Rusher Likely to Miss Week 13

The Washington Commanders' long wait will continue. ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports defensive end Chase Young is unlikely to make his regular season debut this week against the New York Giants as he continues to recover from a knee injury.
Young tore his ACL in a 2021 Week 9 29-19 Commanders win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has flirted with returns over the past few weeks, but the team has consistently elected to play it slow with their young star.

At 7-5, The Commanders have been a surprise contender in the NFC this season, so they don't necessarily need to radically alter their formula at this point in the year. Given Young's enormous potential, it makes sense to prioritize his long-term health over any immediate benefit he could provide the team in the coming weeks. Hopefully, he'll be hale and healthy for the postseason.

Young initially joined the Commanders as their second overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. He immediately declared himself a superstar in the making with a Pro Bowl and a Defensive Rookie of the Year award in his debut season. The Commanders have two years remaining on his rookie contract.
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