Injuries are an unfortunate storyline at the forefront of every NFL season — they're simply unavoidable in a game as physically taxing as football.
With the sudden retirement of Andrew Luck and Lamar Miller's recent ACL tear, the conversation around injuries has really ramped up this week. This is a topic that hits home with Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice, who missed his entire 2018 rookie season with a torn ACL of his own.
Understandably frustrated with the backlash injured NFL players receive from fans, Guice praised the fans who show support for those individuals, but challenged those who don't to "get hit constantly and see how it feels."
Torn ACLs don't have the career-ending potential for running backs that they once did, and the 22-year-old Guice looks to be back to full health heading into the 2019 season. He saw his first preseason action of the year last Thursday against the Atlanta Falcons, carrying the ball 11 times for 44 yards.
Guice is set to see his first NFL regular season action in Week 1 when Washington takes on its division-rival Philadelphia Eagles, and he'll likely do his best to try to prove the haters wrong.
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