Chase Young 'may have injured something' if he slowed down on roughing penalty

Jordan Giorgio
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Young says he could've been injured if he slowed on late penalty originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Halfway through his rookie season, Chase Young has lived up to expectations having an impact right away for the Washington Football Team, just as they had hoped he would. Though, in Washington’s 30-27 defeat to the Detroit Lions, Young made a move that impacted the game in a negative way for the burgundy and gold, a move he says he wouldn’t have done differently. 

With 12 seconds left in the game, Young was flagged for roughing Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. That resulted in the ball being moved to midfield where the Lions were in position for a 59-yard field goal after a completion to Marvin Jones Jr. Lions kicker Matt Prater’s field goal was good, giving Detroit the 30-27 victory. 

After the game, Young did not shy away from answering the tough questions regarding his in-game decision and most recently came out to say, “I feel like in that play if I stopped I may have injured something."

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"It was just a tough play, and I was going full speed," Young said Thursday. "I had no thought of slowing down. I wouldn’t do anything differently, I learn from my mistakes and my mistakes help me grow.”

Rookie mistakes, they happen and lucky for Washington Young hasn’t had too many of them.