Todd Gurley expected to return for postseason

AP

The two weeks off have helped Todd Gurley. The bye week will help even more.

Rams coach Sean McVay said Monday he expects the team’s star running back to play in the divisional round of the postseason Jan. 12.

“I think it’s been making good progress. He’s feeling good,” McVay told reporters. “He came in today and everything was positive with what we’re getting from [senior director of sports medicine and performance] Reggie [Scott]. We’ll take it a day at a time.

“I would be very, very surprised if he wasn’t going to be ready to go for the playoffs, but I think we’re going to be smart with whether he goes or not this week with those extra days. We’ll still continue to have that same rehab program. He’s taking steps in the right direction, and I would be very surprised if he’s not feeling good, ready to roll for our divisional game.”

Gurley has had left knee inflammation that kept him out and prevented him from a chance to chase down Ezekiel Elliott for the rushing title. C.J. Anderson replaced Gurley and had 20 carries for 167 yards and a touchdown in Week 16 and gained 132 yards and scored a touchdown on 23 carries against the 49ers on Sunday.

7 responses to “Todd Gurley expected to return for postseason

  1. Not discrediting anything CJ Anderson has done, because he played well with the Broncos during their Superbowl run also, but it seems that you can get good production from any Running Back by adding one with fresh legs late in the season when everyone else is banged up from the bumps and bruises of the season.

  2. As a Rams fan I’m more than a little concerned about this. With that being said CJ Anderson has been a darn good replacement so far. Granted this has come against AZ and SF but I would continue to roll with him and maybe have Gurley on some sort of a pitch count if there is any remaining uncertainty about his health IMO.

  3. He’s got 2 weeks to get ready on a team that’s stacked offensively, and with a defense of hired mercenaries. No sympathy for the Rams. Let’s see if they can win a home playoff game. Look at the upside LA, at least your RB is still on the team, instead of losing your best RB at mid season like KC. No crocodile tears!

  4. Gurley will play in the playoffs — zero doubt about that. CJ Anderson’s excellent play is a bonus. He’ll help keep opposing defenses concerned about the run, every down. Two solid running backs makes this a different offense than when we lost to the Bears and Eagles. Post season will be interesting. If the Eagles beat the Bears, they play New Orleans and we play the winner of Seattle/Dallas.

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