Redskins RB Derrius Guice provides latest injury-related update
Despite not playing a single down for the Washington Redskins as a rookie in 2018, former LSU Tigers running back Derrius Guice continues to create headlines with the most recent NFL offseason looming. Guice notably missed the entire 2018 campaign due to suffering a season-ending knee injury during the preseason.
Nonetheless, it appears as though the up-and-coming running back will be ready to hit the field for the start of the 2019 NFL season.
“We’re right there,” Guice recently said, via the team’s official website. “We just take it week to week. I’m still strong as an ox. We’re getting it back.”
Guice has actually documented his entire rehabilitation process from start-to-finish through a blog on the Redskins’ website.
“I had to play catch-up, so I had to work a lot harder and spend a lot more hours here, getting rehab in the weight room, catching up on my running and stuff,” Guice previously said. “It was tough, when I already started over in August, and then I had to start over again in December. It was kind of like, what’s going on?”
The 21-year-old Guice originally came off the board to the Redskins in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft out of LSU. While initially finding himself behind current Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette on the LSU depth chart, Guice finally received his opportunity to shine en route to becoming an early-round pick at the NFL level in 2018.
It is also worth noting that the Redskins secured veteran running back Adrian Peterson to replace Guice in the backfield this past season.