Derrius Guice Believed To Have MCL Sprain

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The preliminary belief is that Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice suffered a sprained MCL in Week 14 against the Green Bay Packers.

Guice was removed from the game due and did not return.  He’ll undergo an MRI on Monday to further assess the injury.

Guice has had two knee surgeries over the last two years, so even if further imaging confirms the initial belief there was no significant ligament damage, it’s likely Washington shuts him down for the rest of the season. Guice tore his meniscus in Week 1 and just returned on November 17. He did not play last season due to a torn ACL suffered in the preseason.

Prior to going out, Guice rushed for 42 yards on five attempts. He was replaced by Adrian Peterson, who will likely carry the load for as long as he’s out.

Guice, 22, was selected in the second-round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Redskins. He’s in the second year of a four-year, $4,541,938 contract that included a $1,383,224 signing bonus.