Published: Sat, August 11, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Redskins RB Derrius Guice out for season with torn ACL

Redskins RB Derrius Guice out for season with torn ACL

Guice was injured in Washington's preseason opener at New England on Thursday night. The team announced the prognosis Friday following an MRI, saying Guice should make a full recovery and be ready to play in 2019.

Several scouts had questioned Guice's durability going into the draft. "He's been great, never been late, attentive, great attitude, always happy, happy-go-lucky and fun to be around, quite frankly".

Washington will open up the season on the road in Arizona on September 9.

Rookie Derrius Guice's much-anticipated debut season in the National Football League is already over before it began.

"He was supposed to be a first-round pick", Thompson said earlier in training camp.

Guice ran with bad intentions in his career with the Tigers, averaging north of 4.0 yards after contact per attempt in each of his first two seasons with the team (2015-16). For him, I want 1,000-plus.

We know Chris Thompson figures to be a big part of the backfield workforce, but he's also coming off a season-ending injury previous year with a fractured right fibula Other candidates include Byron Marshall or Kapri Bibbs, who have some big-play ability. "We take that into consideration with every player we put on the field".

Guice hyperextended his left knee at LSU last season but was held out of only one game. Thompson got 64 carries in his 10 games past year, and could be looking at a similar number of rushes per game with Guice out for the season. "So, control what you can control". According to NFL.com, Kapri Bibbs, Byron Marshall and undrafted rookie Martez Carter are also listed on the backfield depth chart.

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