Redskins RB Derrius Guice out for season with torn ACL

Redskins RB Derrius Guice out for season with torn ACL

He told reporters afterward he was fine, but an MRI on Friday revealed the diagnosis.

Guice was injured in Washington's preseason opener at New England on Thursday night and could be seen on the sideline with ice on his knee.

The Redskins selected the 21-year old running back with the 59th overall pick in the 2018 Draft and he was due to play a major role in Washington's backfield this season.

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The injury is devastating news to the Redskins, who drafted Guice to fix their 28th-ranked run offense from 2017. Guice had appeared to be the front runner to start after an excellent performance in training camp. Now there's a fresh wound - and a massive one - early in the 2018 season. 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.

In 2012, Adrian Peterson notably returned from the injury and had a career-high 2,097 yards en route to being named the league's MVP.

In addition to Thompson, Kelley and Perine will likely be tasked with filling Guice's shoes in the ground game, but unfortunately for Washington, the duo's ceiling doesn't likely come near that of Guice's. The Athletic and ESPN reported Brady expected his pending contract adjustment to be in place before Week 1 of the regular season. 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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