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Report: Redskins RB Derrius Guice expected to miss time with knee issue

Derrius Guice

Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice is expected to miss some time as a result of a knee injury, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Guice underwent an MRI on Monday morning.

The good news is that this is not the knee in which Guice torn an ACL last year. The bad news is that Guice is now two seasons into his NFL career and has barely gotten any time on the field due to knee issues.

Guice carried the ball 10 times for 18 yards while catching three passes for 20 yards during the Redskins’ Week 1 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in what was his regular-season debut on Sunday afternoon.

The 22-year-old, who played his collegiate football at LSU, was originally selected by Washington in the second round (59th pick overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.

He was expected to be a major piece in the Redskins’ offense going into 2018, but he tore his ACL during his first preseason game, which prematurely ended his rookie campaign.

Guice had a very impressive collegiate career at LSU. He arrived at the school in 2015, rushing for 436 yards and three scores during his freshman season. Then, during his sophomore year, Guice broke out with 1,387 yards and 15 scores, averaging 7.6 yards per carry.

The Baton Rouge native capped his NCAA tenure by totaling 1,251 yards while reaching the end zone 11 times as a rusher during his final season with the Tigers.

The Redskins will now head to FedEx Field to play host to the Dallas Cowboys in their home opener next Sunday.