Redskins RB Derrius Guice seeks second opinion on torn meniscus
Derrius Guice just can’t seem to catch a break with injuries after suffering a knee injury in Sunday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. On Thursday, Guice is seeking for a second opinion on his torn meniscus per Adam Schefter.
Washington RB Derrius Guice is in Florida today to meet with Dr. James Andrews and get a second opinion on his torn meniscus, per sources. In the likely event that Guice decides to undego surgery, he would be expected to be sidelined six to eight weeks.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 12, 2019
The second-year running back played the majority of Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles but later in the game, he was noticeably injured. After the game, it was discovered that he had sustained a torn meniscus in his knee.
As many Redskins fans know, Guice suffered a torn ACL in his preseason debut in 2018. The LSU product missed the entire 2018 season after Washington was anxious to insert him as the team’s featured running back.
Now, he is attempting to find a solution to his meniscus injury that would allow him to return this season. If he were to go through with the surgery to his knee, the second-year running back would likely be sidelined six to eight weeks.
While Guice missed the season last season, the Redskins signed veteran Adrian Peterson to replace him in the offense. Remarkably, Peterson was able to rush for 1,047 yards and seven touchdowns in his 12th season in the NFL.
Last week though, Jay Gruden decided to name Peterson as a healthy scratch with Guice returning from his injury. Nonetheless, Gruden will need to rely on the 34-year-old rusher again as their young running back nurses another knee injury.
Furthermore, Peterson will likely be extra-motivated after receiving the first healthy scratch of his career in Week 1. As for Guice, the hope is for him to make a return to the team at some point this season. Until then, Peterson and Chris Thompson will be tasked with the backfield duties.