Redskins RB Derrius Guice suffers meniscus injury, unclear how long he will be out

JP Finlay
NBC Sports Washington

Derrius Guice injured his knee in Sunday's loss to the Eagles and will miss some game action, according to a new report from NFL Network.

A source confirmed the knee injury to NBC Sports Washington while other Redskins players said they knew Guice injured his leg but were unsure how long the second-year running back will be out. 

This news came from Ian Rapoport via Twitter: "Sources: Redskins RB Derrius Guice had an MRI this morning on the other, non-ACL knee and he's likely to miss some time. The hope is he does not need surgery, but the team is doing a full evaluation. He gained 18 yards on 10 carries, looking like he wasn't himself."

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Later on Monday afternoon, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported Guice was dealing with a meniscus injury. The hope is that it's just a sprain and that recovery will take just a few weeks, but Guice is awaiting full clarity from tests. 

In the first half of Sunday's game, Guice left the field and went into the blue medical tent. It looked like he was examined by Redskins medical staff in the tent, though after the game Guice said he had to use the bathroom.

As a rookie in 2018, Guice tore the ACL in his left knee and missed the entire season. This injury is on his right knee. For the game, Guice ran 10 times for 18 yards. In the second half, he did not seem to have the same burst that was on display early in the game.

What makes the situation much more interesting is that veteran running back Adrian Peterson did not play Sunday as Redskins head coach Jay Gruden left him off the active roster. Peterson said all the right things about his benching, but other Redskins players voiced significant problems with the way the situation was handled. 

If Guice is to miss time, and it certainly appears that will be the case, Peterson seems likely to resume his role as the team's lead running back. 

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