Ron Rivera expects Commanders pass rusher Chase Young to miss time to start the regular season.

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Washington’s Chiefs have opened training camp, but they’re starting the new year without one of the pillars of their defense. Former first-round pick Chase Young has started camp on the physically unable to perform list and it appears Washington may not see their young pass rusher for some time.

During a Friday appearance on “The Sports Junkies” on 106.7 The Fan, head coach Ron Rivera said he expects Young to be missed. “a little while” When the regular season begins. Young is still recovering from a torn ACL he suffered against the Buccaneers in Week 10 of last season.

If he remains on the PUP list after rosters are finalized after the preseason later this summer, he will have to miss at least four games. Washington’s first four opponents to start the year are vs. At Jacksonville, Detroit, vs. Philadelphia, and at Dallas. If Young is on the PUP to start the year, the earliest the Commanders might see him is when they host the Tennessee Titans.

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“Everything is going according to plan,” Young told reporters recently “I’m happy where I’m at, and I’m confident in everything I’m doing going forward,” he said of his recovery.

Young was at no. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft out of Ohio State. Upon arriving in the NFL, he immediately made an impact on Washington’s defensive line, winning Defensive Rookie of the Year and also being named to the Pro Bowl. During that rookie campaign, he played in and started 15 games, and totaled 44 tackles, 7.5 sacks, and 12 quarterback hits. In the nine games he appeared in last season, Young totaled 26 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles.