LSU running back Derrius Guice put out an Instagram post late Monday Night to talk about his knee injury during this season and said that he does not expect to make a decision on the NFL Draft until after the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1.

Guice injured his knee in preseason camp and re-injured the knee vs. Mississippi State on September 16 but says he is 100-percent now.

He finished the season with 1,153 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns despite missing the Troy game and had limited playing time in other games because of the injury.

Many believe the junior from Baton Rouge is expected to forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the draft, although Guice says the decision will not come until after the Bowl game. Various NFL Draft analysts predict that Guice will be selected in the first round.

Here is Guice's message on Instagram:

quote:

dhasickestt: This has been my face all year... started in camp when I injured my knee... played throughout most of the pain until some games I couldn’t. Many say they miss the old Guice, I do too. No player wants to be injured or play injured. I did the best I could this year for my team. We have grown so much this year as a football program and will only get better from her. Thanks to my coaches and teammates and loyal tiger fans for uplifting me when I was down and keeping me positive.. this season is not what I expected for myself and I know most didn’t expect it as well so sorry to disappoint! I’m finally 100% thank the lord my decision to leave or stay is still in the air and I will not know until after the bowl game so respect that! Love you all
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I just hope he takes the Citrus Bowl seriously. We just need one more game from you, D-Ha.
Reply4 days
He gone
Reply5 days
There's absolutely zero chance that guice will be back next season at LSU. He is a first round pick for sure and you can't bama him for leaving. It was a blast watching him play in the p&g and I will enjoy keeping up with him as he furthers his career in the nfl. Best of luck to guice, he is one of my favorite tigers to ever suit up for LSU. He will represent our university, our city, and our state very well. Good luck derrius, Geaux tigers!
Reply6 days
..."Various NFL Draft analysts predict that Guice will be selected in the first round." Did you not read the post? I agree with you he'll leave, but his size and running style is atypical for the NFL. I think early second round.
5 days
It was fun to watch him. One more game and he gone..... I would bet my house he is gone.
Reply6 days
Fire Ed
Reply6 days
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tOUGH BOY
Reply6 days
"Guice injured his knee in preseason camp", What the frick! Last year the rant told me that only a stupid egotistical hard headed coach would allow his star running back to get hurt during preseason camp. Guess Miles isn't the only one that falls into the "dumb head coach" category.
Reply6 days
When Guice injured his knee, it was early in a scrimmage and he tried to hurdle a player. He was hit hard and you would not know he was injured. The trainers never went to the field to look at him. He did not play for rest of scrimmage. It was not that O ran him harder than Miles. It was a freak injury and it persisted longer than it should have. He wanted to play even tho he was not 100%. He is healthy now.
6 days
He gone
Reply6 days
Guice is such a great Tiger. Always worked hard, great leader and seems to have a great perspective on life. Big fan of this guy.
Reply6 days
Yea, I like reading/hearing him talk. His positive attitude is uplifting.
6 days
Old
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TOUGH,
Reply6 days
When you are thanking your teammates, coaches and fans, and say you will make the decision after the bowl, the decision is already made. Good luck in the NFL and thanks for all the effort as a Tiger.
Reply6 days
Either way I like him. I wouldn't be surprised if he came back. Its just a hunch. I'm no one special predicting this. I don't think he has anything else to prove, but whatever he does I hope for nothing but the best.
Reply6 days
He's gone!!
Reply6 days
I'd love for him to stay, but it just isn't the smart move for him. He should be a first round pick as it stands currently. He already had an injury this year and coming back will just be another chance he injures himself before getting a paycheck. Unless his draft stock has fallen, he should go. He's been a great tiger and I'm glad to have been able to watch him suit up for us.
Reply6 days
I'd respect that more if you didn't right "respect that" at the end.
Reply6 days
Maybe if you didn’t write “right”, we would respect you more
6 days
LOL "right"..... LOL
6 days
He probably gets a lot of junk on IG and other accts about leaving/staying, that’s probably why he asked to “respect that”
6 days
We need to go after the two best backs in this class to go along with joiner and curry and provens and whoever leave good riddance... We run da ball.. We need the best rb's
Reply6 days
If we get him back for one more year and we get a quaterback in thats a future star i see natty next year how good this defense will be!!!
Reply6 days
McK and CHS alum. BR through and through. I remember being shocked the first game I saw him in as a freshman...the most violent style I've ever seen. I'm glad he has had football to help him address his demons - and always with a smile. He is a top 5 Tiger of all time. I hope he tears up the NFL and has enough money to shower on himself and his loved ones for the rest of his life. Derrius, go forward guilt free, young man. It has been a pleasure and an inspiration to watch you do what you do. I predict you will go on to do something more for the world than just thrilling them with a football in your hands. Good luck!
Reply6 days
Good message.
6 days
Big Scrub, I don't often agree with your postings, but I have to give props for this post. Well done sir. Good luck to Guice in his future endeavors.
6 days
Like a boss
Reply6 days
Love this guy, first class all the way
Reply6 days
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