Todd Gurley insists knee is fine

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Rams head coach Sean McVay said that he expected to see running back Todd Gurley back to his old form after a poor outing in the NFC Championship Game, but things didn’t quite turn out that way.

Gurley didn’t play much in the first half and wound up with 10 carries for 35 yards and one catch for a loss of one yard, which led to another round of questions after the game about whether his knee was bothering him. Gurley missed two games at the end of the regular season with a knee injury, but insisted he was fine after the win over the Saints and said the same in Atlanta after the 13-3 loss to the Patriots.

“I know there’s been a lot of concern about my knee but I really am fine,” Gurley said.

Gurley said he had an MRI after the team’s Week 15 loss to the Eagles that didn’t turn up anything that would have led to a longer absence from the lineup and that he does not expect to have surgery this offseason. He credited the Patriots defense for coming up with a better effort, which is impossible to argue with whether Gurley is 100 percent or not.

17 responses to “Todd Gurley insists knee is fine

  1. I don’t believe him. Nantz brought up that despite tearing his ACL, the rams drafted him 10th overall in 2015. Since week 15 he seems to have been very limited running wise. You could see the line react differently when CJ Anderson came in.
    I think his knee became a distraction.

  2. This is going to rank up there with Belichick deciding to sit Malcolm Butler before last year’s Super Bowl…..both decisions are baffling.

  3. Something wasn’t right…maybe his knee is fine, but he is just out of rhythm or his head isn’t right. He had a major knee injury at the end of his career at Georgia, I guess it is possible the injury he had late this season made him play more tentatively than normal, fear his knee wouldn’t hold up or something. It did look like he was starting to settle in at one point, but then there was a holding call that took his best run of the night back and the inability to maintain drives didn’t help either. They should have stuck with him more in the 2nd quarter..short passing game, something… if he gets around the edge nobody on New England has the speed to catch him. Without the play action to keep the defense honest the whole Rams offense was completely out of sync

  4. There’s something going on that isn’t related to Todd’s knee. What that is, nobody knows. It will probably come out later kinda like the Butler thing last year, but it seems funny that you pay someone a boat load of cash, the guy racks up yards/TDs all season long, and then when it really matters he’s just is shown chillin’ on the sideline watching the game while someone off the street does his job making him look bad. Oh yeah, there is no problem there Ram’s fans. You all should really get this straightened out because this year and next year were your chances to buy a championship before sinking in to cap hell. Good luck with that.

  5. Well, the Rams can play charades better than they can the Super Bowl at least, so you have that to hang your hat on.

  6. He probably is dealing with the grief of being asked to throw the game. Don’t think it’s not a possibility. He claims his knee is fine. Young Sheldon claims his knee is fine. So either both are lying of there is really something else to this story.

  7. He was hurt. But they can’t come out and say he was hurt because they left him off the injury report leading up to the game. If he or the team was to publicly announce he was hurt, they’d be in huge trouble with the league. It’s the same thing that the Pats did with Butler last year. Injury report shenanigans.

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