On Wednesday afternoon, Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice underwent surgery to repair a knee injury he sustained Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Guice suffered a meniscus injury and it expected to miss six-to-eight weeks after surgery.
It’s a tough blow for the former LSU star who suffered a torn ACL before the 2018 season.
The Redskins had high expectations for their second-year running back and the team even made Adrian Peterson a healthy scratch for the first time in his career to start Guice.
Unfortunately, he’ll miss nearly half of the 2019 season as he recovers.
He’s not getting down though. The former second-round pick issued a positive message after his surgery.
“Don’t feel bad for me!! This what I signed up! It wear and tears on your body over time! I’ve been doing this 15 years!! Trust the process.. head up chin up and grind,” he said on Twitter.
Don’t feel bad for me!! This what I signed up! It wear and tears on your body over time! I’ve been doing this 15 years!! Trust the process.. head up chin up and grind
— 2️⃣9️⃣ (@DhaSickest) September 12, 2019
Without Guice in the starting lineup, the Redskins will roll with Peterson as the starting tailback. Pass-catching back Chris Thompson will also get work this weekend against the Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys.
Washington enters as the underdog, despite hosting the contest.
The Cowboys and Redskins kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX.