ASHBURN, Va. — Washington Redskins working again Derrius Guice underwent knee surgical procedure to restore his proper meniscus and can miss six to eight weeks, a supply informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday.
The damage additionally creates a gap for Adrian Peterson to begin only one week after he was a wholesome inactive for the season opener.
Guice tore his meniscus in Sunday’s 32-27 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Redskins initially hoped he would solely miss a pair weeks, however the knee did not present any enhancements within the days after the sport.
Guice was then examined by Dr. James Andrews, who carried out the surgical procedure.
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On Wednesday, Gruden mentioned Peterson would begin vs. the Dallas Cowboys if Guice wanted to overlook time. In two video games in opposition to the Cowboys final season, Peterson rushed 24 instances for 99 yards in a win and 12 instances for 35 yards in a loss.
Guice has now suffered a knee damage in two of the three video games he is performed for Washington — he tore his left ACL within the 2018 preseason opener. This summer season, he made it by the third preseason sport with no points.
In school, he had suffered a hyperextended proper knee whereas taking part in for LSU.
Guice carried the ball 10 instances for 18 yards in opposition to the Eagles on Sunday.
Gruden deactivated Peterson within the opener, the primary time he’d been a wholesome inactive in his 13-year profession. The Redskins have usually solely stored three working backs lively. As a result of they deliberate to simply use Guice and third-down again Chris Thompson, Gruden wished the third again on particular groups — which is why Wendell Smallwood was lively over Peterson.
However the transfer shocked quite a few gamers.
“You do not have too many strolling Corridor of Famers in your soccer workforce,” proper deal with Morgan Moses mentioned after the sport. “I commend him as a result of it is most likely more durable on him than me with the ability to take care of sitting on the sideline, however clearly we predict he is a hell of a soccer participant and has loads of juice left. Hopefully, you understand, it is only a one-week factor and we will transfer ahead.”
Peterson began 16 video games for Washington final season, dashing for 1,042 yards and 7 touchdowns. He is eighth on the all-time dashing checklist with 13,318 yards and tied for fifth with 106 dashing touchdowns.
After Sunday’s loss, when probed extra on why he made Peterson inactive, Gruden mentioned, “if we have now a sport the place we predict we will run the ball 55 instances in a sport in I-formation, then positive, I am going to get him up.”
However on Wednesday Gruden mentioned, “Adrian is a professional, and I really feel superb, if his quantity known as this week, he’ll be able to go and play very arduous. He’ll be Adrian Peterson.”