Washington Redskins rookie running back Derrius Guice tore his ACL and is out for the season, the team announced on Friday.
Guice injured his left knee at the end of a first-quarter run in Thursday’s preseason opener against the New England Patriots.
A second-round draft choice out of LSU, Guice had 19 yards on six carries before leaving the game. He hung around the locker room with teammates after the Redskins’ 26-17 loss, sucking on a lollipop at his locker as he scrolled through his phone.
He later walked from the locker room to the team buses, and there was a noticeable stiffness in his stride.
Guice sprained his left knee at LSU last season but missed only one game. He has made a quick first impression on his Redskins teammates, including quarterback Colt McCoy, who said Guice has been “fun to watch” and is a “great player.”
While the Redskins have been rotating their running backs in training camp, coaches have been pleased with Guice’s development, and teammates anticipated him being the Week 1 starter.
Information from ESPN’s Mike Reiss contributed to this report.