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Redskins plan to have Derrius Guice back for training camp

Guice hype!

NFL: Washington Redskins-Training Camp Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Derrius Guice posted another workout video this morning while Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden was speaking with reporters at the NFL Owners meetings in Arizona. Guice has posted videos before of running on a treadmill and sprinting. His latest video shows him doing a drill at Redskins Park.

Guice was set to be a big part of the Redskins offense during his rookie year. That plan was quickly changed when Guice tore his ACL during his first preseason game against the Patriots on August 9th. He was hopeful after the game, but knew his season was over before it started.

He had ACL surgery with Dr. James Andrews shortly after, but there were setbacks and infections that slowed his recovery.

He then faced significant setbacks in his recovery. Guice developed an infection after the surgery that lasted two months and required three additional procedures — which Guice referred to as “flushes” — to address the infected tissue, prompting seven weeks of heavy rounds of antibiotics through a catheter in his arm. There was a period of getting IVs three times a day, for three hours. His knee would swell up, giving him a burning sensation, and he came down with flulike symptoms when the infection was first detected and an orange, cloudy fluid needed to be drained from the joint.

Jay Gruden said Guice will probably just be doing individual work with trainers during OTAs. The plan is for a return to team activities by training camp. Gruden spoke about the need to maintain his health, and being able to run with the same energy he had pre-injury.

The Redskins re-signed Adrian Peterson to a 2 year deal this month. Guice was excited for the return of the future Hall of Famer. Working with AD and Chris Thompson will elevate his game. He plans on working out with Peterson and Trent Williams in Texas this summer.