UPDATE: Torn ACL for Derrius Guice, season over.
RB Derrius Guice and TE Manasseh Garner will miss the 2018 season due to ACL injuries sustained from last night's preseason game at the New England Patriots. Both players are expected to make a full recovery and are looking forward to playing in 2019.— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) August 10, 2018
Redskins fans held their breath last night as they saw rookie RB Derrius Guice break off a nice run, then go down hard at the end of it.
Guice's best run of the night, called back for a hold by the FB, but nice job pressing run play-side before cutting back pic.twitter.com/ebnpSOKP1b— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) August 10, 2018
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Guice's initial diagnosis was a sprained MCL. Guice said his foot landed awkwardly and he hypextended his knee a little bit. This is the same knee that affected him during his last year at LSU.
The Redskins had big expectations for Guice in their offense this year, and he has impressed coaches, players, and fans since joining the team. Any injury hurts his development with the team, and now he waits another year to make his debut in the NFL.
The Redskins return to training camp practices tomorrow, and will host the New York Jets from Sunday-Tuesday. The Redskins then host the Jets for their second preseason game on Thursday.