When Chase Young exited last week's game against the Browns with a groin injury and was almost immediately ruled out, most people feared the worst. Young came back to the sidelines to watch the game and cheer on his teammates. He didn't seem like he was seriously injured which was a good sign.
There were reports that Young's injury wasn't serious, but he was getting an MRI to confirm. Ian Rapoport says Young suffered a moderate groin strain and he is not expected to play on Sunday when Washington hosts the Baltimore Ravens. This is a big blow to a defense that also just lost DT Matt Ioannidis for the year with a torn biceps. Young already has 2.5 sacks through the first three weeks, and has been disruptive in every game.
Washington Football Team pass-rusher Chase Young suffered a moderate groin strain on Sunday and is expected to be out vs. the #Ravens, sources say. Young, the No. 2 pick who already has 2.5 sacks, is considered week-to-week.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 30, 2020
The week to week status for Chase Young after the groin injury is in line with what I heard earlier in the week. Would make sense he sits Sunday against the Ravens especially with Rivera's conservative approach with injuries, but we'll see.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) September 30, 2020
Washington already made a move this week to add depth to their DE rotation. They still have Montez Sweat, Ryan Kerrigan, Ryan Anderson, and James Smith-Williams, and just signed Nate Orchard from the practice squad. They also have last year's 7th round pick Jordan Brailford sitting on the practice squad.
There has been no reports on how long Young will be out, but Head Coach Ron Rivera will likely not rush him back. Young suffered a hip flexor injury during training camp, and the team was very cautious with his return. Rivera has mentioned a few times that they want guys to get healthy, and not make injuries worse by rushing them back. Washington hosts the Los Angeles Rams and visits the New York Giants for their next two games. If Young is not placed on short-term IR this week, the team likely plans to have him back shortly.