On Friday afternoon, the Washington Redskins announced rookie running back Derrius Guice suffered a season-ending injury. Guice tore his ACL during the team’s first preseason game against the New England Patriots.
It’s a tough break for the rookie running back who looked to take over the starting role. Guice was the team’s second-round draft choice and put together a nifty performance before exiting with an injury.
The former LSU star will be out for the entire 2018 season as a result of the injury.
NFL insider Ian Rapoport revealed a previous injury may have impacted Guice’s torn ACL. “He suffered a hyper-extended knee at LSU but never got surgery,” Rapoport wrote.
Complicating matters for #Redskins RB Derrius Guice: He suffered a hyperextended knee at LSU but never got surgery. Same knee. Tough to know if that played a part in the ACL tear, but it’s a question being asked now as Guice is set to miss the 2018 season.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 10, 2018
It’s difficult to tell if the hyper-extension would lead to an increase in chance for further injury.
The Redskins were counting on Guice to take over as the team’s lead back to go with new quarterback Alex Smith. As it stands now, the Redskins will have to rock with a trio of Rob Kelley, Chris Thompson and Samaje Perine.