After NFL Debut, Derrius Guice Has Yet Another Knee Injury: Report

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 and will likely miss some time after making his NFL debut Sunday in Philadelphia. This is not the knee which suffered a torn ACL during the 2018 preseason.

Guice had 10 carries for Washington and gained 18 yards in the Skins' 32-27 loss to the Eagles.

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." 

While Guice struggled to gain yardage in his debut, head coach Jay Gruden made the curious decision to list veteran running back and future Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson as inactive.

The move did not sit well with others on the team, including right tackle Morgan Moses, who called it a "slap in the face" during an appearance on 106.7 The Fan's "The Sports Junkies" on Monday.

With Guice out, it would be hard to fathom if the 34-year-old Peterson does not dress again for Week 2 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys.

Chris Thompson, who had three carries for 10 yards on Sunday, would likely move up as the top running back on the depth chart.

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