Reports: Guice will miss time due to knee injury

Ben Krimmel
September 09, 2019 - 1:13 pm

For the Washington Redskins, the bad news continues.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting running back Derrius Guice had an MRI Monday morning on his right knee after making his NFL debut Sunday in Philadelphia. This is not the knee which suffered a torn ACL during the 2018 preseason. 

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden told the media Monday Guice had the MRI to look at “knee soreness” and added he might miss a little time. But when asked if Guice could possibly play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, the Skins head coach said, “For sure.”

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler said it is a meniscus injury which Guice hopes is a sprain and will require a few weeks recovery.

Guice had 10 carries for Washington and gained 18 yards in the Skins' 32-27 loss to the Eagles. Guice was limited to just 24 snaps Sunday, representing just 36 percent of the Redskins offensive plays. Running back Chris Thompson played 43 snaps and Adrian Peterson was inactive.

He will likely miss some time, Rapoport notes. NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay reported Guice will receive "stem cell therapy on his knee" in the hopes of avoiding surgery.

During training camp, Guice told 106.7 The Fan's Craig Hoffman he still thought about the night he tore his ACL in New England.

"I still think about that night every day, bro," he said about the game last preseason. "It's gonna always be on my mind, bro, but it just never held me back."

Prior to playing against the Falcons this preseason, Guice said he wouldn't know he is fully back until he gets on the field.

"It's not really a point of do I feel back, it's just when I'm back, when I get out there, when I start playing, that's when I'll really know. When I'm actually going against somebody else, that's when I'll actually know," Guice said. "Anybody can just come (back) from an injury and run (against) air, without somebody diving at you, that's when I'll really know when I'm actually playing against somebody." 

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