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Redskins RB Derrius Guice had infection, needed 3 additional surgeries on injured knee

Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice has had a couple of serious setbacks trying to recover from a torn ACL. According to Kareem Copeland of the Washington Post Guice developed an infection that lasted two months and required him to have three additional procedures.  To get rid of the infection Guice had some heavy treatment including at points getting an IV three times a day for three hours.

Because of his doctors being in Florida, Guice has been staying with his family in Baton Rouge so he is within driving distance of the appointments. That has kept him away from the team facility and his teammates and has been something that has been hard on Guice.

“It really sucks, man,” Guice said. “Everywhere you go, you either have people asking how your knee is, how your rehab is going . . . or asking why you’re in Louisiana. ‘Why are you not with your team?’”

Guice isn’t 100 percent sure when he will be cleared but he says the infection is in the past and he hopes to be ready by organized team activities early next summer.

Guice said the hardest part being away was watching the Redskins games from home and admits he actually would cry while the games were happening.

“In the beginning, every time the Redskins were playing, I’m at home watching and crying because I couldn’t be there, for one, and two I couldn’t play,” Guice said.

Guice is a special talent and hopefully, this injury doesn’t have a huge effect on his explosiveness.