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Redskins RB Derrius Guice placed on injured reserve

Derrius Guice, Redskins

After deliberating on the issue throughout the week, the Washington Redskins have decided to place running back Derrius Guice on injured reserve after he had surgery on his knee earlier this week. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the plan is currently to have Guice return to the team – and on the field – after eight weeks, with a timeframe for recovery placed at 4-6 weeks.

Often considered one of the most talented players on the team, Guice hasn’t had very good luck with injuries throughout his career. After missing all of last season with a torn ACL, Guice was injured in Washington’s Week 1 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, and after many rumors popped up, he was eventually diagnosed with a torn meniscus.

Now having had the surgery for the injury, Guice looks to be out for at least eight weeks, with the possibility of missing more time always an option. As of now, this puts Adrian Peterson back in as the starting running back for Washington, after the veteran player was inactive for the Week 1 game. Thankfully for Washington, the team has a large number of talented running backs on the team, including both Peterson and Chris Thompson.

As Guice continues to heal from his injury, it’s comforting to know that he likely won’t have to miss all of the 2019 season. Should he able to return to the field as soon as his IR stint is over, he can pick up where he left off, and show the world just how talented he is.