Derrius Guice still believes he’ll be ready for the start of training.
The 21-year-old rookie running back is out for all of 2018 after he tore the ACL in his left knee during the Redskins’ first preseason game. Guice revealed in a recent interview with the Washington Post that his rehab process has not gone smoothly.
Guice said his knee became infected shortly after he had surgery to repair the torn ACL. He said he dealt with the issue for two months and required three additional procedures.
Guice told the Post there’s no official timetable for his return. But he is hoping he’ll be able to take part in Washington’s OTAs this summer.
“I’m pretty mentally strong, so this isn’t beating me up,” Guice said. “I always try to look at the positives of things. It’s another year, I can get faster, bigger, stronger, learn the system more. Just be around the guys more.”
The Redskins selected Guice out of LSU in the second round of the 2018 draft. He rushed for 3,074 yards and 29 touchdowns in 35 games over three seasons with the Tigers.
Washington will enter its Week 15 matchup against the Jaguars with a 6-7 record.