'Road to recovery': Guice undergoes ACL surgery

Josh Luckenbaugh
August 21, 2018 - 7:28 am

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On a day when the Redskins signing a 33-year old running back dominated the headlines, the man expected to be the rookie phenom in Washington's backfield, Derrius Guice, underwent ACL surgery on Monday.


The operation was originally supposed to happen last Friday, but was moved back to Monday. Famed orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, who performed the surgery on Robert Griffin III's LCL and ACL in 2013, operated on Guice.  

As with most things in his life, Guice documented the experience on Twitter. 

Guice tore his ACL in the Redskins' first preseason game against the Patriots, the team announcing the next day he would miss the entire season. The expectation is that he will recover by training camp next year. 

In addition to Guice, Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall have both gone down with injuries, albeit ones not as serious as a torn ACL. However, the Redskins reacted to the shrinking depth in the running back room by signing Adrian Peterson Monday. 

Washington now has a big-name running back again, but certainly not the one they expected when training camp began. Nonetheless, Guice voiced his approval of the Peterson signing after his surgery. 

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