NFL injury notebook: Rookie DE Young injures groin
Though Week 3 of the 2020 NFL season was not nearly as painful as Week 2, injuries still took their toll — starting near the top of the most recent draft.
Washington Football Team rookie defensive end Chase Young, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft last April, left in the second quarter of Sunday’s game at Cleveland with a groin injury and did not return.
Young limped off the field with just under 11 minutes to play in the first half, ripping off his gloves along the way. The former Ohio State star entered the game tied for the NFL lead with 2.5 sacks this season.
Later Sunday afternoon, Young tweeted, “Was never my plan to start with, it was always (in God’s hands) …nothing major tho… I’ll be back.”
The two previous No. 2 overall picks (San Francisco DE Nick Bosa last year and New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley in 2018) both suffered season-ending torn ACLs last weekend.
–The Chicago Bears fear the knee injury sustained by versatile running back Tarik Cohen is a torn ACL.
“It looks like he did end up tearing his ACL,” head coach Matt Nagy said following the Bears’ 30-26 win over the Atlanta Falcons. “That’ll be a big blow to us.”
The injury comes one week after Cohen signed a three-year, $17.3 million contract extension through the 2023 season. Cohen, 25, has 1,027 yards rushing, 1,534 yards receiving and 14 total touchdowns in his career.
–Though they won their game against the Dallas Cowboys with a late defensive stand, the Seattle Seahawks lost safety Jamal Adams and running back Chris Carson during the game.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Adams sustained a groin strain but he called Carson’s injury a “sprained knee to some extent.”
Adams joined the Seahawks in a trade with the New York Jets in the offseason; Carson saw his 2019 season cut short by a hip injury.
–San Francisco tight end Jordan Reed (knee and ankle) and cornerback Emmanuel Moseley (concussion) left the 49ers’ win over the Giants at New York in the first half and did not return.
The 49ers were without numerous starters because of injuries, including Bosa, tight end George Kittle, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and running back Raheem Mostert.
–Philadelphia tight end Dallas Goedert injured his ankle during the Eagles’ 23-23 tie with Cincinnati and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted Goedert is expected to “miss some time.” Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (hamstring) and cornerback Avonte Maddox (ankle) also left the game with injuries.
–Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan was carted to the locker room with a shoulder injury during the first half against the Minnesota Vikings and did not return.
–Tampa Bay receiver Chris Godwin sustained a hamstring injury in the third quarter in Denver and did not return.
–Pittsburgh wide receiver Diontae Johnson sustained a possible concussion when Steelers safety A.J. Moore and linebacker Dylan Cole hit him on a reverse midway through the second quarter. The Steelers also lost fullback Derek Watt with a hamstring injury.
–New York Jets rookie tackle Mekhi Beckton, the No. 11 overall pick, left Sunday’s loss to Indianapolis with a shoulder injury just before halftime and did not return.
–New Orleans offensive lineman Andrus Peat got his legs rolled up while blocking during the second quarter of Sunday night’s game against Green Bay and was carted off the field and reportedly taken for X-rays.
–Field Level Media