Report: Redskins placing Derrius Guice on injured reserve
Derrius Guice has had terrible luck with injuries since he was drafted by the Washington Redskins and that continued on Sunday. According to Ian Rapoport, Washington is placing Guice on injured reserve on Tuesday.
Source: #Redskins RB Derrius Guice is going on Injured Reserve following his MCL sprain suffered in last week’s game. His season is over. The team goes with the safe move, meaning Guice will be healthy for 2020.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 10, 2019
During Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers, Guice was forced to make an early exit after suffering a knee injury. After undergoing tests, it was discovered that Guice had sustained an MCL sprain.
For the second season in a row, Guice will be unable to finish the year due to an unfortunate knee injury. Last year, the team’s second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft suffered a torn ACL in Washington’s preseason debut against the New England Patriots.
As a result, he missed the entire 2018 season and rehabbed his knee over the offseason. After waiting for months to see their young running back, Redskins’ fans were treated to Guice being on the field in Week 1.
Unfortunately, the LSU product ended up tearing his meniscus in his first game back from a torn ACL. The torn meniscus caused Guice to miss Washington’s next eight games.
Following yet another bout with a knee injury, Guice returned to the field in Week 11 versus the New York Jets. Since his return against the Jets, Guice has combined for 286 yards from scrimmage on 36 touches and three touchdowns.
The knee issues have been a nagging problem for Guice since his college days at LSU. Due to landing on injured reserve, Guice will prepare himself to make another awaited return in 2020.
It goes without saying that hopefully next year, Guice can avoid injuries and put together a healthy season for the Redskins.