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John KeimESPN Workers Author
- Lined the Redskins for the Washington Examiner and different media retailers since 1994
- Authored or co-authored three books on the Redskins and one on the Cleveland Browns
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 advised ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday.
The damage creates a gap for Adrian Peterson to start out 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 miss solely a few weeks, however the knee did not present any enchancment within the days after the sport.
He was then examined by Dr. James Andrews, who carried out the surgical procedure.
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On Wednesday, Gruden mentioned Peterson would begin in opposition to the Dallas Cowboys if Guice wanted to overlook time. In two video games in opposition to the Cowboys final season, Peterson rushed 24 occasions for 99 yards in a win and 12 occasions for 35 yards in a loss.
Guice has now suffered a knee damage in two of the three video games he has performed for Washington; he tore his left ACL within the 2018 preseason opener. This summer time, he made it by the third preseason recreation with no points.
In faculty, he hyperextended his proper knee whereas enjoying for LSU.
Guice carried the ball 10 occasions for 18 yards in opposition to the Eagles on Sunday.
Gruden deactivated Peterson within the opener, the primary time he had been a wholesome inactive in his 13-year profession. The Redskins have sometimes stored solely three working backs lively. As a result of they deliberate to only 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 stunned 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 in all probability tougher on him than me having the ability to take care of sitting on the sideline, however clearly we expect he is a hell of a soccer participant and has loads of juice left. Hopefully, , it is only a one-week factor and we will transfer ahead.”
Peterson began 16 video games for Washington final season, speeding for 1,042 yards and 7 touchdowns. He’s eighth on the all-time speeding listing with 13,318 yards and tied for fifth with 106 speeding touchdowns.
After Sunday’s loss, when requested additional on why he made Peterson inactive, Gruden mentioned, “If we’ve a recreation the place we expect we will run the ball 55 occasions in a recreation 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 excellent, if his quantity is named this week, he’ll be able to go and play very exhausting. He’ll be Adrian Peterson.”