Washington Football Team fans were in stunned silence on Sunday as they watched star defensive end Chase Young lay on the ground following a non-contact leg injury. Now, they’re just waiting for news that will confirm their worst fears about his status for the rest of the season.

The incident happened midway through the second quarter when Young was attempting to get to Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. He stepped the wrong way and suddenly crumpled to the ground, remaining there in obvious pain, unable to get up.

The game was stopped for some time and an injury cart was brought out to help Young, who eventually called it off and walked off the field on his own. Soon after, WFT announced that Young was done for the day. Now, the assumption is that a torn ACL announcement will come as soon as Monday, though it’s currently unclear the extent of the injury.

The disappointment on Young’s behalf was evident from people across the NFL on social media.

Young has become a face of the franchise for WFT this season after earning NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and a spot in the Pro Bowl last year. It’s a crushing blow for him, their defense, and the fanbase, all of whom were hoping to see so much more from him in the months ahead.

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Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.