Rookie RB Guice has sprained MCL

Garrett Campbell  WASHINGTON REDSKINS

The initial thought was a sprained MCL, suggesting he'd miss a few weeks.

Selected in the second round of this year's draft, former LSU standout Guice went down awkwardly as he was tackled from behind on an impressive 34-yard scamper negated by a holding penalty.

The Redskins said Guice, who was taken in the second round of the National Football League draft out of LSU, was expected to make a full recovery and was looking forward to playing in 2019.

The injury is devastating news to the Redskins, who drafted Guice to fix their 28th-ranked run offense from 2017.

But now, Guice will spend the 2018 season rehabbing.

In camp, Guice had been splitting first-team carries with Rob Kelley and Samaje Perine. ACL tears typically take at least six months to recover from and the track record of being the same player has been mixed.

In a statement, the Redskins said Guice was expected to make a full recovery and looked forward to playing in 2019.

Brady, the NFL's reigning Most Valuable Player, turned 41 on August 3 and is entering his 19th season. That's certainly possible, considering Brady was the NFL's MVP last season, but he's finished top-five in all five of those categories simultaneously just three times in his 18-year career (2007, 2011 and 2017).

In addition to Thompson, Kelley and Perine will likely be tasked with filling Guice's shoes in the ground game, but unfortunately for Washington, the duo's ceiling doesn't likely come near that of Guice's. Tight end Manasseh Garner also suffered a torn ACL.

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