Derrius Guice is off to a slow start.
The Redskins running back tweaked his hamstring while rehabbing the ACL injury that caused him to miss all of 2018-19, according to a report from 106.7 The Fan, which cites unidentified league sources. Although the injury occurred several weeks ago, Guice could miss the start of training camp, that report states.
Guice didn’t take a single regular season snap in 2018-19, as he tore his ACL in the first quarter of Washington’s first preseason game. The 22-year-old ran for more than 1,000 yards in each of his last two years at LSU and was expected to play an important role in the Redskins’ offense, but Washington recovered from his incident quickly.
The Redskins responded by signing the then 33-year-old Adrian Peterson, who surprisingly rushed for 1,042 yards and seven touchdowns. But they have since solidified their backfield with young talent.
Washington has other things to worry about though, as last season’s starting signal-caller Alex Smith went down with a serious leg injury of his own late in the year and won’t be returning soon. Colt McCoy, Case Keenum and 2019 draft pick Dwayne Haskins will all be given a chance to earn a spot under center in Week 1.