Published: Sat, August 11, 2018
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Rookie RB Guice has sprained MCL

Rookie RB Guice has sprained MCL

- Washington Redskins rookie running back Derrius Guice will be sidelined for the 2018 season after suffering an ACL injury during the team's first preseason game Thursday evening, the team announced.

Guice sprained his left knee at LSU last season, but missed only one game.

The Redskins selected the 21-year old running back with the 59th overall pick in the 2018 Draft and he was due to play a major role in Washington's backfield this season.

Several scouts had questioned Guice's durability going into the draft. The three-for-all now drops to a two-for-all consisting of third-year back Rob Kelley and sophomore Oklahoma product Samaje Perine if the Redskins opt against bringing in outside help.

Washington will open up the season on the road in Arizona on September 9. Gruden has said there's competition for the No. 1 job along with Thompson, who's coming back from a broken fibula.

Rookie Derrius Guice's much-anticipated debut season in the National Football League is already over before it began.

Perine had been mentioned as a possible cut earlier this summer, and while that's unlikely to happen now, it should give us an idea as to what the coaching staff thinks of him. His season is officially over before it really got started.

Guice injured the knee on an impressive 34-yard run that was ultimately called back because of a holding penalty. Tight end Manasseh Garner also suffered a torn ACL.

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