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Redskins Injury Updates: Derrius Guice tweaked his hamstring a few weeks ago

SB Nation logo SB Nation 5 days ago Scott Jennings
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Guice is also still recovering from a torn ACL

Derrius Guice reportedly tweaked his hamstring several weeks ago while rehabbing from the torn ACL that wiped out his rookie season. Guice was expected to be given a light workload when the Washington Redskins start training camp in less than two weeks(July 25th).

Derrius Guice has already had several setbacks in his recovery from the knee injury. He had ACL surgery with Dr. James Andrews last year, but there were setbacks and infections that slowed his recovery.

He then faced significant setbacks in his recovery. Guice developed an infection after the surgery that lasted two months and required three additional procedures — which Guice referred to as “flushes” — to address the infected tissue, prompting seven weeks of heavy rounds of antibiotics through a catheter in his arm. There was a period of getting IVs three times a day, for three hours. His knee would swell up, giving him a burning sensation, and he came down with flulike symptoms when the infection was first detected and an orange, cloudy fluid needed to be drained from the joint.

He has been positive on social media about his recovery, and has posted several workout videos showing his progress. Hamstring injuries happen, and hopefully he is eased into full time work on the field.

The Redskins re-signed Adrian Peterson, and also have Chris Thompson, Samaje Perine, and Byron Marshall returning to the backfield. The team drafted Bryce Love in the 4th round this year, but he is also recovering from a torn ACL suffered in his last college game at Stanford.

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