Derrius Guice missed all of his rookie season due to a torn ACL. His second year in the league is also in jeopardy because of another knee injury.
Washington announced before the start of the season that Guice would be the starting running back. In his season debut, the former LSU star had 10 carries for 18 rushing yards.
Following the season opener, Guice told the medical staff that his knee felt sore. It turned out that he tore his meniscus against the Philadelphia Eagles.
According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, Guice is in Florida today to meet with Dr. James Andrews. He’s getting a second opinion on his torn meniscus.
In the event that Guice has to undergo knee surgery, he would be sidelined for six to eight weeks.
That’d be a crushing blow for Washington’s running game.
Washington RB Derrius Guice is in Florida today to meet with Dr. James Andrews and get a second opinion on his torn meniscus, per sources. In the likely event that Guice decides to undego surgery, he would be expected to be sidelined six to eight weeks.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 12, 2019
Schefter said on SportsCenter this morning that Guice is leaning toward having the surgery.
Jay Gruden told the media on Wednesday that Adrian Peterson would be the starter for this weekend’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.
With Peterson taking most of the snaps on early downs, Chris Thompson will likely serve as the third-down back.
The Redskins should know very soon just how long they’ll be without Guice.