Not only did the Redskins lose their season opener to the Eagles, second-year running back Derrius Guice went down with a meniscus injury. It’s a devastating blow for the former second-round pick.
The Redskins lost Guice for all of the 2018 regular season due to a torn ACL in the preseason. He possesses all the necessary traits to succeed in the NFL, but he’s dealt with multiple knee injuries over the course of his career.
At first, Washington was hopeful that Guice might return in the near future. That won’t be the case though, as he’ll be out indefinitely.
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport is reporting that Guice had surgery to trim his torn meniscus.
Guice met with Dr. James Andrews to get a second opinion on his knee injury. It’s apparent that surgery was the ideal option.
Washington will consider other roster options as the team is now short one running back on the depth chart.
#Redskins RB Derrius Guice had surgery to trim a torn meniscus this morning, sources say. He is in Pensacola meeting with Dr. James Andrews, who performed the procedure. Guice is out indefinitely, as the team considers its roster options.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2019
Adam Schefter reported earlier that surgery would likely keep Guice out for six-to-eight weeks.
With Guice out for the foreseeable future, the Redskins will turn to Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson. The former MVP will be the starter on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.