UPDATE: Sprained MCL, no additional damage in Guice's left knee
in story form.... Sources: Redskins RB Guice has left MCL sprain https://t.co/gIr607JX0O— John Keim (@john_keim) December 10, 2019
#Redskins RB Derrius Guice was diagnosed with an MCL sprain following his MRI yesterday, source said. The ACL was intact, which is the best news. He won’t play this week & WAS will be cautious — so he may not play again this season. But all things considered, pretty positive.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 10, 2019
Derrius Guice had his breakout game last week against the Carolina Panthers. He had 10 carries for 129 yards and 2 TDs. Expectations were high for the talented player who lost his rookie year, and half of this season to knee injuries. His unlucky streak continued today when his day was cut short again due to injury.
Guice had broken free for a 23 yard run against the Packers, only his 5th carry of the day. He was taken down by safety Darnell Savage who landed his helmet directly on Guice's knee. He was clearly injured, but was able to walk off the field, and was standing on the sidelines after visiting the medical tent.
Nice long run by Guice on a wide zone to the right, found the edge and burst up the field. Gets hit low on the leg and goes down hurt. Also watch Haskins after the hand off, limping badly. #Redskins hurting right now pic.twitter.com/zshvyAKg6y— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) December 8, 2019
Redskins interim Head Coach Bill Callahan offered no updates in his postgame presser except to say he was being checked out again. John Keim reported Guice would get an MRI on the knee tomorrow. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero is reporting that the preliminary belief is Guice suffered an MCL sprain.
The MRI will give the team a better idea of how serious the injury is, and whether the team needs to shut him down again. The Redskins were officially eliminated from the playoffs with today's loss and there are only three games left in the season.