Chase Young dealing with hip flexor injury


Defensive end Chase Young has a prominent role in Washington’s plans for the 2020 season, so they won’t be taking any risks with him on the practice field this summer.

Young impressed in Tuesday’s first padded practice of training camp, but he was largely an observer when the team got back on the field Wednesday. Head coach Ron Rivera said that the second overall pick has a hip flexor injury and that the team will take things slowly in order to make sure it doesn’t get any worse.

“You’ve got to be smart,” Rivera said, via the Washington Times. “You don’t want to overwork him or wear him down and the next thing you know he’s going to miss four or five days, so we’re just trying to be smart about that.”

Rivera said they’ll see how Young is on Thursday and said that the more reps this summer the better for the rookie, but they’re unlikely to come at the expense of making sure he’s healthy for Week One.

13 responses to “Chase Young dealing with hip flexor injury

  1. Man, hope he doesn’t have a long-term/career-effecting, bum hip. He was fun to watch play in college.

  2. How can players go through their college games with no injuries and then all of a sudden they’re fragile as peanut brittle in the NFL?

  3. Hip flexer is a tough, nagging injury. Put him on ice for as long as he needs. Better he misses a couple weeks of “training camp” then half spends half the season on the inactive list and the other half playing at 50%.

  4. I remember hearing the rumor that he had issues but they hid everything. if healthy this kid will be a great player only time will tell.

    Probably more like an early second-round pick if he’s not 100% lingering hip problems don’t go away?

  5. Anyone who has had an similar hip muscle injury will be able to tell you that it hurts like you wouldn’t believe, hope I’m wrong but he might not be ready for the beginning of the regular season.

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