The Redskins' second-round pick tore his ACL during the preseason in August, ending his first year in the NFL before it began. His rehab wasn't straightforward, either.
Guice developed an infection shortly after his initial surgery and required three additional procedures, delaying his healing process, he told Kareem Copeland of the Washington Post. He referred to them as "flushes" to address the infected tissue.
"It really sucks, man," Guice said. "Everywhere you go, you either have people asking how your knee is, how your rehab is going ... or asking why you're in Louisiana. 'Why are you not with your team?'"
The power-rusher is the second Redskin to develop an infection following surgery this year. Quarterback Alex Smith's career may be in jeopardy as he reportedly battles an infection in his surgically-repaired right leg.
Guice admitted it's been tough to watch his team play, but vows to return to form next season.
"In the beginning, every time the Redskins were playing, I'm at home watching and crying because I couldn't be there, for one, and two I couldn’t play," Guice said.
"I'm pretty mentally strong, so this isn't beating me up. I always try to look at the positives of things. It's another year, I can get faster, bigger, stronger, learn the system more. Just be around the guys more."