The Washington Redskins were hoping to build their rushing attack around Derrius Guice. Those plans quickly came to a halt as the former second-round pick suffered another knee injury.
Guice has shown when healthy that he can make a difference for Washington. The main issue is that he hasn’t been very durable.
With the former LSU star out for at least this weekend, the Redskins will have to make a change to their depth chart. Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson will see an increased role while Guice is out of action.
Jay Gruden told reporters that there is no update on Guice and he’s just getting “checked out.”
On Tuesday, Redskins insider Kareem Copeland revealed that Guice is nursing a meniscus injury. This injury could keep him out off the field for up to four weeks.
Since the coaching staff won’t have Guice for this Sunday, Gruden announced that Peterson will be the starting running back.
#Redskins coach Jay Gruden tells reporters on RB Derrius Guice, “there is no (update). He’s just getting checked out.” Gruden says Adrian Peterson will start next week.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 11, 2019
Peterson was inactive during Week 1 for the Redskins, which didn’t sit well with the rest of the team.
The Redskins are going to need a huge game from Peterson if they want to defeat the Cowboys on Sunday. Another loss would put them at 0-2 in the division standings.