It’s been 20 months since Louisville edge rusher Trevon Young has been in a football game. He will have to wait another three weeks but all signs point towards Young completing his recovery.
The edge rusher has practiced with no setbacks this month and has even impressed his teammates and coaches along the way.
“I think he’s done a great job of not thinking about the injury and just coming out and getting better,” Scott said of Young according to The Courier-Journal. “I think he’s working toward being a stud player for us. He’s got his confidence back, he feels good … and we’re very happy with where he is.”
Young missed all of 2016 after he fractured and dislocated his left hip in the 2015 Music City Bowl against Texas A&M. With a 8-12 month recovery time, he missed the entire 2016 season.
Seeing him back on the field, though, provide quite a bit of joy to his teammates.
“To see him back on the field is a miracle because not too many guys come back from that to play at the level he’s playing at,” fellow defensive end/outside linebacker Jonathan Greenard said. “He looks really good out there. I feel like he’s back to 100. … I think he’s going to turn the heads and do the same things he did (in 2015).”
That season, he posted 32 tackles, including 10.0 for loss and 8.5 sacks. He also broke up 2 passes and picked off a pass.
Should he return to that level in 2017, Young would add another element to the Louisville defense.