Derrius Guice has first big run, first big scare

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By 106.7 The Fan
UPDATE 8/9/18 at 11:30 p.m.: Guice indicated in the locker room after the game that all is well:

"All is well" -Derrius Guice(via @JPFinlayNBCS)

— NBC Sports Redskins (@NBCSRedskins) August 10, 2018


Derrius Guice went into his first NFL preseason game with perhaps as much fan anticipation as any player since 2012.

In his first big play, he did not disappoint, ripping off a 34-yard scamper from midfield into the red zone:

#Redskins RB Derrius Guice shaking off defenders and taking a few for a ride.

— Steve Frederick (@SportsGuyTweets) August 10, 2018

End zone angle of the Guice run, at least what was shown of it on the Pats broadcast

— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) August 10, 2018

Then, the universe evened itself out, leveling Guice with a knee injury:

NOT what #Redskins fans want to see. Derrius Guice being looked at by team trainers following a long run negated by penalty.#HTTR #WASvsNE

— Adam Winkler (@AdamWinkSports) August 10, 2018

After evaluation, he stayed on the sideline with his knee wrapped. Given his value to the team, he will not be seeing the field again tonight, at the very least.

Norman sits next to Guice and chats him up. Keeping up the comradarie they've showed in training camp. #Redskins

— Paul Conner (@P_ConnerJr) August 10, 2018

Guice is on bench now with ice ace bandage on left knee. #Redskins

— Paul Conner (@P_ConnerJr) August 10, 2018

The Redskins have yet to update his status and are unlikely to have a real feeling for his status until after the team returns to Richmond and has a full evaluation. While this could hold him out of future preseason action, hopefully it will leave him ready to roll in Week 1 of the regular season.


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