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Chase Young Leaves Sunday's Game with Groin Injury

Rookie defensive end suffered groin injury midway through the second quarter in Cleveland.

Former Ohio State star and recent No. 2 overall NFL Draft pick Chase Young exited the Washington Football Team’s game Sunday afternoon against the Cleveland Browns with a groin injury.

The rookie defensive end didn’t endure much contact on the play where he was seemingly injured, appearing to just have awkwardly planted or shifted on a pass play that was thrown away from him early in the second quarter.

Washington had been cautious with Young throughout training camp, in what was a limited stretch that did not feature any preseason games. He was removed from a mid-week practice in late August while dealing with a hip flexor injury.

Young limped to the locker room with a frustrated demeanor and returned to Washington’s sideline in street clothes to begin the second half. He entered the contest with eight total tackles and 2.5 sacks on the season.

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Young pressures Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield.

Young pressures Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield.

The monstrous 6-foot-5, 265-pound edge rusher recently delivered a standout career for the Buckeyes, racking up a slew of awards in his final season. He became the first Ohio State defensive player to be a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, won both the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Chuck Bednarik Award (nation's best defensive player), culminated as the 2019-20 Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year and much more.

Young led the nation in quarterback sacks (16.5) to set a new OSU single-season record, and was second in the country with 21.5 tackles for loss despite missing two games. His efforts helped Ohio State capture three Big Ten titles and earn a berth to the 2019 College Football Playoff.

Multiple former Buckeyes were injured last week across the NFL; Nick Bosa (ACL), Parris Campbell (PCL), Malik Hooker (Achilles), Dre’Mont Jones (knee) and others.

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