Redskins place Derrius Guice on Injured Reserve

Chris Lingebach
December 10, 2019 - 10:20 am
Redskins place Derrius Guice on Injured Reserve

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The Redskins announced they placed running back Derrius Guice on Injured Reserve on Tuesday, ending his 2019 season after just five games.

Earlier Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported Guice – who exited Sunday's game in the second quarter after absorbing a hit to the knee – had been diagnosed with a sprained MCL in accordance with MRI results.

The Redskins had already ruled Guice out for Sunday's game against the Eagles, but the MRI results "were enough to convince the organization to shut him down for the rest of the season," according to Redskins.com.

Guice has compiled an extensive injury history in his young NFL career. The second-year running back missed his entire rookie season in 2018 after tearing his ACL during his preseason debut.

Guice suffered another knee injury – a torn meniscus that would require surgery, causing him to miss the next nine games – while making his long-anticipated NFL debut in the Redskins' season-opening loss to the Eagles this year. If Guice does miss the remainder of the 2019 season, he will have played in just five regular-season games – of a possible 32 – since being selected 59th overall by the Redskins in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Guice has proven the major impact he can make on the Redskins offense when healthy. He has 245 yards on 42 carries in five games this season, an average of 5.8 yards per carry, running for two touchdowns. He also has influence in the passing game with seven catches for 79 yards and a touchdown.

Guice had his biggest game in Washington's Week 13 win over the Panthers, ripping off 129 yards on just 10 carries – a whopping 12.9 yards per carry – en route to scoring two rushing touchdowns.

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