Derrius Guice could miss 4-6 weeks with knee problem

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It appears Washington’s going to need Adrian Peterson for the next month or so, at least.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, running back Derrius Guice went to get his injured knee checked by Dr. James Andrews.

If he has surgery on his meniscus, which seems the likely outcome, he’d miss four to six weeks.

It’s not the same knee that cost him last year, but it’s a setback nevertheless.

Washington’s fortunate to have a capable backup plan in Peterson, who wasn’t even active last week.

20 responses to “Derrius Guice could miss 4-6 weeks with knee problem

  1. There is seriously something wrong with this team’s medical staff. At a certain point it stops being “injury luck” and becomes actual mismanagement. Well on the way to leading the league in injuries for a third straight year.

  2. While there may in fact be something wrong with the team’s medical staff, injuries like a knee issue in football are probably not a result of that. This stuff is pretty common, what with the cleats and the turf and the planting and the cutting and the violent collisions. Also, an injury to one knee increases the likelihood of injury in another knee.

  3. Peterson should tell failed coach Gruden: “Yeah, I’ll play if we go I-formation and you give me the ball 55 times. Otherwise go pound sand.”

  4. Ok for all the arm chair doctors, how is it the medical staff that’s the problem when an injury occurs? And if you look across the league the Redskins weren’t the only team with injury woes…there is a former NFL player who says the reason there are more injuries is because they’ve gone to more training and muscle building and less contact (during practice and training camp). He states that building the body for impact as they did years ago in training camp and practices helped the body when actually playing in the game, under today’s scenario players are only allowed 18 days of contact outside of the actual games, so this becomes a shock to the body and even though these guys train year round so they say, there’s still the element of lack of contact, which is probably why tackling is poor and players don’t have proper tackling technique.

  5. Already a collapse is imminent and headed to last place……Gruden gets fired and they bring back Spurrier….lol.

  6. “It appears Washington’s going to need Adrian Peterson for the next month or so, at least.”

    LOL no awkwardness there. Skins gonna Skin.

  7. Of course the Redskins weren’t the only team with injuries. No one is making that argument. They’ve had *the most injuries* each of the last two seasons. It’s the persistence of injury problems that calls the medical staff into question. Injury “luck” regresses to the mean. Mismanagement persists. The Redskins persistently have more injury problems than the other teams.

  8. Guice is back on ice. Seriously those knees, unfortunately, I don’t think he’s going to have a long career

  9. There is no exact science as to why certain teams have more injuries, it’s more or less unfortunate luck in some cases. Just take a look at the below…

    The Houston Texans ended the season with the most contract money wrapped up in players on the IR/PUP/NFI lists with $52 million, followed by the Washington Redskins with $51.9 million and Arizona Cardinals with $49 million.

    While losing top salary players like Deshaun Watson and J.J. Watt, as the Texans did, has an obvious effect on performance, multiple injuries to key positions can rob teams of much-needed depth.

    The New York Giants lost 17 players for eight weeks or more this season, including four linebackers and five wide receivers. In all, the Giants lost 309 games to injury.

  10. The medical staff commentary does have legs, since Skins best offensive lineman Williams has said team has mishandled his issues. Bad luck is always part of it…but it seems like it’s every year for Washington. At some point, something might have to change.

  11. boysroll says Guice is a wasted draft pick….How is that a wasted draft pick after he only played one game,Definition of a wasted draft pick is-Taco Charlton!!!

  12. hailtothenamechange says:
    September 12, 2019 at 10:26 am
    Of course the Redskins weren’t the only team with injuries. No one is making that argument. They’ve had *the most injuries* each of the last two seasons. It’s the persistence of injury problems that calls the medical staff into question. Injury “luck” regresses to the mean. Mismanagement persists. The Redskins persistently have more injury problems than the other teams.
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    Believe me, no one has any trouble believing that the Skins would mismanage something.

  13. contaminatedthrillz says:

    September 12, 2019 at 11:52 am

    boysroll says Guice is a wasted draft pick….How is that a wasted draft pick after he only played one game,Definition of a wasted draft pick is-Taco Charlton!!!

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    When a 2nd round draft pick, plays in only 1 half of his first now 21 to potentially 23 games then it does have merits of a wasted draft pick. Guice until proven otherwise cannot be depended on to stay healthy.

  14. This guy can’t stay healthy and that will be the demise of his career. It’s sad, but another knee injury on the healthy knee spells the end of a career.

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