Since entering the league as Washington’s second-round pick in 2018, Derrius Guice spent more time recovering from injuries than playing football. However, it seems like 2020 could be a turning point for the talented 23-year-old running back.
Guice revealed on social media on Monday that he has been “cleared for 2020” after missing the majority of the past season with several injuries. He reportedly passed his physical over the weekend and can return to football activities.
Washington had high expectations after drafting Derrius Guice, especially since he rushed for 3,074 yards and 29 touchdowns during his three years with LSU. However, Guice didn’t even get to make and official appearance in his rookie season as he tore his ACL in the team’s first preseason game.
Guice recovered in time to start 2019 but only got to 10 carries in the season opener against Philadelphia Eagles before leaving the field. It was later revealed that he suffered a torn meniscus and will have to spend more time on the sidelines.
In Week 11, Guice returned to action and managed to string together several promising performances before having to end his season in Week 14 following an MCL sprain.
If healthy, Guice is expected to carry a heavy workload for Washington this season, especially since the team doesn’t have much depth on the position. His current NFL stats include 42 carries for 245 yards (5.8 yards per carry) and two touchdowns.