Derrius Guice spent all of last season on the sidelines due to a torn ACL. After missing his rookie campaign due to an injury, the former LSU star is once again on the shelf with another health issue.
Jay Gruden made it known that Guice would be a huge part of his offense. He was quite anxious to see how the former second-round pick would perform in a featured role.
In his first game of the season, Guice had 10 carries for 18 yards against the Eagles. To make matters worse, he told the team that his knee felt sore after the fourth quarter.
Guice had an MRI on his knee on Monday. The results didn’t show anything major, but it sounds like he’ll be out for a few weeks.
Redskins insider Kareem Copeland is reporting that Guice’s injury has to do with his meniscus. This injury could keep him out of action for up to four weeks.
Copeland did mention that one source believes Guice could return as soon as next Monday.
Can confirm the Derrius Guice injury is to the meniscus. Timeline is still up in the air. One belief is could be back by next Monday if things go well. Another source says could be up to four weeks. #Redskins
— Kareem Copeland (@kareemcopeland) September 10, 2019
With Guice out of the lineup for this weekend against the Cowboys, expect the Redskins to turn to Adrian Peterson. He ran for over 1,000 yards with the team last season.
Once Guice fully recovers from this latest meniscus injury, Washington will most likely insert him into the top role on the depth chart.