By Harold Atkinson
Snake-bit Redskins running back Derrius Guice is in danger of missing more time after sitting out all of last season.
Injured in Sunday’s loss to the Eagles, he had an MRI on his right knee yesterday and is expected to be sidelined for a while, according to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport:.
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.Guice’s injury is in the opposite knee that he had surgery on last year after he tore his left ACL in the 2018 preseason. However, the right knee is the one that gave Guice trouble when he was at LSU.
Guice, 22, rushed for 18 yards on 10 carries in the Redskins’ 32-27 loss that saw them blow a 20-7 halftime lead.
Adrian Peterson, who was a healthy scratch Sunday, will likely be starter for Washington as Guice heals. Peterson led the Redskins in rushing last season after Guice missed his rookie year with the torn ACL.
Chris Thompson and Wendell Smallwood also will share carries.