Chase Young injury puts damper on perfect start vs Buccaneers
By Jerry Trotta
UPDATE: There is widespread concern that Chase Young suffered a season-ending ACL injury Sunday.
The Washington Football Team truly could not have gotten off to a better start against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 10.
The defense intercepted Tom Brady twice in the opening quarter. While the offense initially failed to take advantage of those turnovers, those miscues were amended when Taylor Heinicke connected with DeAndre Carter from 20 yards out to give Washington a 13-0 lead over the defending champs.
While fans should still feel overjoyed with the first half performance, the team saw maybe its two most talented players go down with injuries.
Terry McLaurin was slow to get up after hauling in a catch on the scoring drive and walked to the locker room with a reported collarbone injury. The ascending superstar was initially deemed questionable to return.
Washington Football Team stars Terry McLaurin and Chase Young both suffered injuries on Sunday.
The good news for Washington is that McLaurin returned to the game in the second quarter.
Later in the first half, though, a much more nervy development transpired at FedEx Field, as Chase Young was assisted to the locker room with a right knee injury. The cart came out for the reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year, but he refused the gesture as he hobbled off to a standing ovation from fans.
Here’s the play. Tough to decipher what actually happened, but the fact Young was ruled out as quickly as he was isn’t a good sign.
Washington is now down their two starting edge rushers as they attempt to keep Tom Brady and the Bucs’ offense out of the end zone.
All we can do is send our best wishes to Young and hope it’s nothing too serious. We’ll have updates on his status as soon as they’re made available.