Redskins lose Guice for season to torn ACL

Tanya Simon
August 11, 2018

Now there's a fresh wound - and a massive one - early in the 2018 season. He told reporters afterward he was fine, but an MRI on Friday revealed the diagnosis.

Guice carried the ball six times for 19 yards on 10 snaps and limped off the field on his final touch. A year ago at LSU, Guice was hampered by a hyperextended knee, limiting his snaps and forcing him to miss a game.

"Grabbing him in the second round was obviously a great treat for us, but character was never a concern", coach Jay Gruden said recently, pointing to injuries and the quality of running backs as reasons for Guice falling in the draft.

Per NFL's Ian Rapoport, there was hope Guice had only suffered an MCL injury, but the young running back's walk off the plane "was concerning". 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.

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Washington has also had a recent history of their high-profile draft picks not being able to stay healthy.

Brady's current contract runs through the 2019 season, and Schefter's report did not indicate that current talks would include an extension. Payne has made progress and is expected to return soon.

Guice was injured in Washington's preseason opener at New England. The Redskins also announced tight end Manasseh Garner suffered an ACL injury during Thursday's game and will also miss the 2018 season.

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