By Ben Sullivan
WFT coach Ron Rivera confirmed today that defensive end Chase Young is done for the season.
Rivera did not specify the exact nature of the injury, referring to it as a leg injury. But sources told ESPN on Sunday that team officials feared Young suffered a torn ACL.
Young will undergo surgery to repair the knee. It’s a tough ending to a somewhat tough season for Young, who had just 1.5 sacks one season after winning Defensive Rookie of the Year.
“It’s definitely sad,” Washington defensive tackle Jonathan Allen said. “It’s going to be tough, but knowing Chase’s personality, knowing the way he works and the kind of guy he is, he’ll come back stronger than ever.”
Young suffered the injury with 7:29 left in the second quarter when he rushed quarterback Tom Brady on a third-and-2. Young went to the ground without much contact and writhed in pain.