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 (knee) was formally placed on injured reserve Saturday, ESPN's John Keim reports.
Guice won't be available to play this entire season while he recovers from a torn ACL he sustained in Thursday's preseason opener. Given the timing of when the injury took place, the rookie could be fully back in action by the time the Redskins' offseason training program begins next spring.
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 left Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots to be evaluated for a possible knee injury, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Rob Kelley got the start and the first two carries, but Guice was busy throughout the rest of the first quarter until he came up grabbing his left knee after a 34-yard run that was wiped out by a penalty. He walked off the field under his own power and was walking around the sideline after a brief meeting with the training staff. While the early signs hint at a minor injury, Guice likely will be held out for the rest of the night, finishing his NFL debut with six carries for 19 yards. He was bothered by an injury in the same left knee last season at LSU, but he's been healthy throughout the offseason and into training camp.
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