Guice (knee) will have surgery Friday to repair the torn ACL in his left knee, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Dr. James Andrews will perform the surgery eight days after Guice suffered the injury, which gives the second-round pick nearly 13 months to recover before Week 1 in 2019. The Redskins have already placed Guice on injured reserve, leaving Samaje Perrine and Rob Kelley to compete for carries on early downs.
Guice, who exited Thursday's preseason opener with a knee injury, was diagnosed with a torn ACL on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
This is a devastating break for Guice, who was able to walk off the field under his own power Thursday. With the rookie out of the picture, Washington will now look to Rob Kelley and Samaje Perine to compete for the early-down carries to complement pass-catching specialist Chris Thompson.
Guice (knee) will have an MRI on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Guice was injured during Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots at the end of an impressive 34-yard run that was wiped out by a penalty. He grabbed his left knee after the play, but it wasn't long before he stood up and walked off the field under his own power. Following a brief examination from the training staff, Guice hung around on the sideline with his teammates for the rest of the night. Per Rich Tandler of NBC Sports Washington, Guice had a slight limp in the locker room after Thursday's game, but he didn't have ice or a brace over his leg. The rookie second-round pick dealt with an injury to the same left knee last season at LSU, missing a game Sept. 30 and managing just 121 yards on 37 carries over the following two weeks.
Guice is earning praise from coaches for his work in the meeting room, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Guice's unexpected slide to No. 59 overall in April's draft seemed to at least partially be a product of his strong personality, though injuries and a lack of pass-catching experience may have also played a role. His effort doesn't seem to be a concern, with Redskins coaches already commenting on his aggressive nature in pass-protection drills and attention to detail in meetings. While Guice still needs to improve his blocking technique, he's shown no hesitation to the dirty work of his position, which helps to explain why he's getting regular run with the first-team offense. Chris Thompson (leg) still figures to get most of the playing time in passing situations, but Guice already seems to be ahead of Samaje Perine in a battle for the lead runner role.
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