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Redskins rookie running back Derrius Guice exited the team's preseason-opening loss to the Patriots on Thursday night with an apparent knee injury.

The initial diagnosis of the injury was an MCL sprain, although Guice downplayed the severity following the game. However, the former LSU star underwent an MRI on Friday and the results revealed Guice has a torn ACL in his left knee, the team confirmed. 

Guice injured his left knee during an awkward landing following his most impressive run of the night — albeit one that would be called back for a holding penalty.

Guice finished his preseason debut with 19 yards on six carries. 

The team released a statement announcing that Guice, as well as tight end Manasseh Garner, will miss the entire season.

"RB Derrius Guice and TE Manasseh Garner will miss the 2018 season due to ACL injuries sustained from last night's preseason game at the New England. Both players are expected to make a full recovery and are looking forward to playing in 2019.”

With Guice's season coming to an end before it even began, Rob Kelley and Samaje Perine are expected to take a bulk of the load, with Chris Thompson serving as the change-of-pace back once he fully recovers from his 2017 season-ending injury.

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