When the Rams put running back Todd Gurley on the active roster at the outset of training camp, it was clear he’d be playing sooner than later. The clock possibly is ready to strike sooner.
On Tuesday, Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Gurley could play this week.
“Yeah, there’s always that possibility,” Fisher told reporters. “I ruled him out in the preseason and ruled him out last week. I’m not ruling him out right now. We’ll see how he does, but this is a medical decision, a trainer’s decision, a collective decision. But we’ll see how he does this week.”
Fisher added that Gurley got some reps with the first-string offense in practice on Tuesday, and that the plan is to give him more. The head coach also has no worries about Gurley’s ability to do what he needs to do.
“I’m not concerned about him knowing what to do, whatsoever,” Fisher said of Gurley. “He knows what to do.”
On Sunday, the Rams were so low on running backs that what they had to do was give the ball to receiver Tavon Austin, who ran it 16 yards for a touchdown. He had three other carries for an additional net of one yard, and running back Bennie Cunningham added 16 carries for 45 yards, and average of 2.8 yards per attempt. Isaiah Pead contributed three yards on two tries.
Fisher’s comments came 10 months to the day after Gurley tore an ACL in what was his final college game at Georgia. He could be making his NFL debut on Sunday at Washington.