The Washington Redskins are placing the running back on injured reserve after he underwent surgery for a torn meniscus this week, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Washington plans for Guice to return after eight weeks.
Guice's timetable for recovery is four to six weeks, Rapoport added. The earliest Guice can return to the team will be for their Week 11 game against the New York Jets on Nov. 17.
He underwent surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews on Thursday morning to trim the torn meniscus.
Guice's absence for half of Washington's campaign means Adrian Peterson will enjoy an expanded role in Jay Gruden's offense. The veteran ball-carrier was a healthy scratch for the first time in his career last week, but will start against the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday. Chris Thompson should also see increased touches in Guice's stead.