Chase Young was designated to return to practice by the Washington Commanders, the team announced on Wednesday.

Young was rehabbing throughout the season and was cleared to practice with the team. In Week 10 of the 2021 season, Young suffered a season-ending knee injury. That injury forced Young to miss a total of 16 games over the last 2 seasons for the Commanders.

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For the past year, Washington was forced to move on without Young. The loss impacted the defensive line and the overall defense.

When he went down with the devastating injury, he was in the middle of his 2nd season in the NFL. Young, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, had an outstanding rookie campaign. In 2020, Young had 44 total tackles and 7.5 sacks.

His 2nd season in the NFL was not as successful. Prior to his injury, he registered 26 combined tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2021. Young did not have as strong of a 2nd season as he would have liked, but he was still a major part of the defensive line.

Young’s status is still unclear for when he will be able to play again. It did not seem likely that he will play against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 9. Young could return before the end of the season.