Update: Chase Young will now return to practice next week
Chase Young will return to practice next week, Rivera said. The pass-rusher had a heavy workout Sunday morning and Rivera says the doctors urged the team to take it a little slower.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) October 27, 2022
Update: Chase Young gets another week on the side field at practice
Chase Young update - Team source says no setback but don’t expect the clock to start today. Team wants to be cautious and have one more Doctor visit. If all goes well Young likely practices next week. Commanders focus is not rushing him back— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) October 26, 2022
The Washington Commanders are looking to get a big name back for their defense soon. Last week Head Coach Ron Rivera said Chase Young would be meeting with Dr. James Andrews on Sunday, and they would make the decision on whether they could designate him to return to practice this week, or if he needed more time. Young has reportedly met all of his goals, and a workout was taped and sent to the doctors.
Chase Young tore his ACL on November 14, 2021 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He needed an ACL reconstruction which is more complicated than a repair. Dr. James Andrews used a graft from his left patellar tendon to reconstruct the ACL in his right knee. Young has been at practice and with the team before and during games this season as he continued to rehab his knees.
Rivera told NBC Sports JP Finlay that the team will more than likely have Chase Young return to practice on Wednesday which will start the 21-day evaluation period the team has to either activate him or shut him down for the season. Finlay notes that there is a very slim chance that Young would be activated before the team flies to Indianapolis this weekend to face the Colts. If Young looks good this week, they could activate him next week for a home game against the Minnesota Vikings, or the following week for an away Monday Night Football game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Ron Rivera tells @JPFinlayNBCS it's "more than likely" Chase Young begins his 21-day window to return from IR on Wednesday⬇️ pic.twitter.com/pEij1EUq3M— NBC Sports Commanders (@NBCSCommanders) October 24, 2022
Was told if all went well with Dr’s Young would practice this week. Sunday, Rivera called early reports positive. This is the next step. As JP said this week wouldn’t make sense. Drs initially told team likely miss 8 games. Some optimism at times maybe earlier but better 2 b safe https://t.co/0bcgXJaQYS— John Keim (@john_keim) October 24, 2022
More from Rivera: “We want to be fair to the kid, we want to make sure the conditioning is right and that he can do all the football things he’s gonna need to do because the last thing you want to do is get him out there too early.” Full intvw coming on @NBC4Sports— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) October 24, 2022