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Redskins RB Derrius Guice says there’s ‘no reason’ to freak out about hamstring injury

Derrius Guice, Redskins

The Washington Redskins have been anticipating the return of Derrius Guice this offseason. Earlier this week, the running back suffered a hamstring injury but Guice says there is nothing to worry about.

The Redskins running back took to Twitter to say there’s “no reason” to freak out about his hamstring injury. This offseason, Guice has been sidelined while he rehabs his torn ACL that happened last preseason.

Reportedly, Guice tweaked his hamstring a couple of weeks ago and is a minor setback in his return. Washington was hoping to get Guice back for the beginning of training camp but they will likely play it safe with their young running back.

Last year, the Redskins drafted Guice with the 59th overall pick and had intentions of starting him. The rookie running back had an impressive training camp last year but suffered a torn ACL in the Redskins’ preseason opener.

Therefore, Guice’s injury prompted Washington to sign Adrian Peterson from free agency. Peterson performed pretty well, rushing for 1,042 yards at 33-years old. Now, Peterson will likely start training camp as the starter once again due to Guice’s hamstring injury.

Heading into training camp, the Redskins have a loaded backfield with Peterson, Guice, Chris Thompson, Bryce Love, and Samaje Perine. Nevertheless, Guice’s injury shouldn’t cause him to fall down the depth chart at all.

Redskins fans were anxiously waiting for Guice’s return to the field this offseason but they may need to wait a bit longer while he nurses a hamstring injury. But don’t fret Redskins fans, Guice said there is nothing to worry about pertaining to his injury.