ASHBURN — Chase Young participated in team drills Monday for the first time since suffering a hip injury, taking part in Washington’s goal-line work. The rookie defensive end also participated in individual drills.
Young had been severely limited over the past several days after it was revealed that the 21-year-old was dealing with a hip flexor injury. Young was first held out of team drills last Wednesday and was seen with a wrap around his hip.
Coach Ron Rivera had said the injury was minor and that Washington was being cautious.
“We wanted to put him in a situation where he could start working himself back in,” Rivera said Monday. “We don’t want to overload him. We kind of pick and chose the drills we thought he’d be able to protect himself without trying to protect himself. You’d hate to have him in there and you’re doing some sort of full team movement out there in the middle field where he’s trying to open up 100%.
“You’ve just gotta be smart with it and let him work himself gradually and get a feel back for it again.”
In his limited work, Young looked explosive. The pass-rusher burst off the line and broke up a pass to tight end Logan Thomas from Kyle Allen. He also was quick to get in the backfield and wrap up running back Antonio Gibson.