Derrius Guice rehab delayed by infection

Ben Krimmel
December 13, 2018 - 9:59 am

Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports


Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice's recovery from a torn ACL suffered during the preseason was delayed several weeks by an infection, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. 

Guice lost several weeks of rehab after after an infection required three additional procedures and kept him away from the team's facility in Ashburn, per The Post. 

"Yup.. which is why I was in Louisiana with my family.. when everyone thought i chose not to be around redskins park," Guice tweeted Wednesday. 

Guice is the latest Redskins player to have his rehab delayed by infection after Alex Smith developed complications and required several procedures following a gruesome leg injury. 

According to The Post, Guice called the three procedures to combat the two-month long infection "flushes" to address infected tissue in his leg. Guice also needed seven weeks of antibiotics during which there was a period he received drugs via IVs three times a day for three hours.

“It really sucks, man,” Guice told The Post. “Everywhere you go, you either have people asking how your knee is, how your rehab is going . . . or asking why you’re in Louisiana. ‘Why are you not with your team?’"

Guice said the issues from the infection are behind him and he should be ready for OTAs in the early summer.

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