Former AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the 12 months Chase Younger was probably the most notable Washington Commanders participant positioned on the bodily unable to carry out checklist Tuesday.
Sadly for the Commanders, the defensive finish can be more likely to be the one sidelined for the longest period of time.
“Chase Younger might be the one which’s gonna take probably the most time,” Washington head coach Ron Rivera stated, through crew transcript. “I imply, it was critical, clearly anytime you are speaking about an ACL, it is down the road, so we’ll simply have to attend and see on that one.”
Younger, who was positioned on PUP together with tight finish Logan Thomas (ACL) and facilities Chase Roullier (fibula) and Tyler Larsen (Achilles), is on the comeback path following an ACL tear that he suffered final season in a Week 10 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Following swimsuit from the offseason, Rivera declined to take a position on when to count on Younger to return.
“The most important factor is, we do not put timelines on these issues,” Rivera stated. “It is unfair. You place strain on folks to try to accomplish that and get to the place they’re presupposed to be earlier than they need to be. And it may trigger one thing, however as I stated, although, with Chase and for probably the most half, all these guys, once they’re prepared, they will be again on the soccer area. However I did say, Chase, the seriousness of his is there, once more, it is an ACL and it occurred later within the 12 months. And so the expectations, as a result of I do know, he stated he anticipated to be there, from the start. And that is an unfair expectation.”
It was the Buccaneers who ended Younger’s rookie season once they despatched Washington to defeat within the NFC Wild-Card Spherical. Nonetheless, that 2020 marketing campaign was one in every of promise for Younger and Washington, which received the NFC East as Younger produced 7.5 sacks, 4 pressured fumbles and 44 tackles en path to successful DROY.
Washington went 7-10 final season and 4-4 sans Younger, who was restricted to 9 video games and 1.5 sacks, and completed third within the NFC East.
The No. 2 total collection of the 2020 NFL Draft continues his comeback bid, however for now he is on the PUP checklist with no indication of when he’ll be again on the observe area.