The presumptive Defensive Rookie of the Year escaped major injury Saturday night, though he and his team couldn’t outrun elimination.
Chase Young, Washington’s No. 2 pick and star pass rusher, left the Football Team’s wild-card loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers late in the proceedings with a lower leg injury. Young suffered only a mild ankle sprain, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday.
Had Washington won, it would have been uncomfortable for Young to play in the Divisional Round, Rapoport added, but with the Football Team now heading into the offseason, Young’s injury is not as big a deal.