Gurley's trainer Travelle Gaines said the running back has an "arthritic component to his knee" but should be fine for the 2019 season, Dave Richard of CBS Sports reports. "Everybody knew when Todd came out of Georgia that there would be some kind of arthritic component to his knee, which is part of every surgery whether it's a shoulder, a knee, an ankle," Gaines said. "He's now at the year-five mark, all we're doing is managing that."
Gaines makes an interesting point that it isn't any surprise for Gurley to require maintenance on his surgically repaired left knee. The public discussion is a recent development, but the Rams likely have been aware of the potential for problems all along. Whatever concerns the team might have didn't prevent Gurley from averaging 22.7 touches per game over the past two seasons, nor did they stop the front office from giving him a four-year, $57.5 million extension that includes full guarantees for his 2019 and 2020 salaries. The re-signing of Malcolm Brown and drafting of Darrell Henderson hint at a reduced workload, but Gurley still figures to handle the lead role. He said last week that he plans to practice with the team during training camp, after sticking to an individual program throughout the offseason. Coach Sean McVay already said he won't use his key starters -- presumably including Gurley -- in preseason games. Jun 18 4:05 pm (EST)
- Gurley (knee) said Tuesday that he is feeling fine and will be ready for training camp, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.
- Gurley (knee) has been at the team facility, but head coach Sean McVay said Tuesday that the running back hasn't participated in team drills and is instead going through a different plan the team has come up with for his workouts, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
- Coach Sean McVay denied that the Rams' selection of running back Darrell Henderson was tied to Gurley's knee issues, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports. "This had to do with [Henderson's] skill set," McVay said. "He was a player that we identified as a unique playmaker." All Todd Gurley News
2019 PRESEASON PROJECTIONS
2019 PRESEASON RANKINGS
2018 SEASON STATS
|LAST 3 WEEKS||12||48||2||13||10||76||0|
|Dec 30||W 48 - 32||SF||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Dec 23||W 31 - 9||@ ARI||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Dec 16||L 30 - 23||PHI||12||48||2||10||76||0|
|Dec 09||L 15 - 6||@ CHI||11||28||0||3||30||0|
|Dec 02||W 30 - 16||@ DET||23||132||2||3||33||0|
|Nov 19||W 54 - 51||KC||12||55||0||3||39||0|
|Nov 11||W 36 - 31||SEA||16||120||1||3||40||0|
|Nov 04||L 45 - 35||@ NO||13||68||1||6||11||0|
|Oct 28||W 29 - 27||GB||25||114||0||6||81||1|
|Oct 21||W 39 - 10||@ SF||15||63||2||4||23||1|
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