Derrius Guice’s rookie season was over before it began.
Guice, who was selected by the Washington Redskins in the second round of this year’s draft, suffered a torn ACL last week in the preseason opener against the New England Patriots.
“He’s a great kid, he’s going to work hard, he’ll recover and – so there’s no problem there,” said Redskins head coach Jay Gruden. “You know, we are disappointed for Derrius. You know we had high hopes for him and what he could do for this football team and what he would accomplish in his rookie year as a person and all that good stuff. But I know that knowing him and knowing the doctors we have and the rehab that we are going to give him, provide for him, he will be 100 percent in no time.”
Guice, who was the 59th overall pick in the draft, rushed for more than 3,000 yards and scored 29 touchdowns in three seasons at LSU and became the first and only player in Southeastern Conference history to register three career games of 250 or more rushing yards.