After thinking his knee injury was fairly minor, it turned out that Washington running back Derrius Guice actually suffered a torn ACL last night. He wasn't the only member of the team to go down with that season-ending injury.
Tight end Manasseh Garner also went down in the game against the Patriots. The former undrafted free agent was trying to latch on with Washington after entering the league in 2015.
Washington just officially announced the Derrius Guice and Manasseh Garner injuries:
Guice, a former star running back at LSU, was seen as a first-round talent. He wound up slipping to the 59th pick, where he looked like a steal for Jay Gruden's team.
He looked pretty good against the New England defense before going down as well.
Now, Ian Rapoport is reporting that a hyperextended knee at LSU might have been a contributing factor.
Guice was a beast during his time in the SEC. As a sophomore in 2016, he ran for 1,387 yards and 15 touchdowns. Last season, he followed it up with 1,251 yards and 11 scores.
Garner has bounced around the league since 2015. The Pitt product started out with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2015, and has had stints with the Browns, Broncos, and Bills twice. He played his lone regular season game with Buffalo in 2016.
He has also looked at alternate leagues to stay relevant. Garner has played for the Fall Experimental Football League's Brooklyn Bolts, and was in The Spring League this past spring, before signing with Washington.
He caught one pass for 16 yards against the Patriots last night, before leaving the game.