Todd Gurley misses practice with quad injury

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Six days ago, Rams running back Todd Gurley had his best game of the year, with a couple of touchdowns in L.A.’s 30-29 loss to the Seahawks. But it came with a price.

Gurley missed practice on Wednesday with a quadriceps injury.

It’s the first Gurley injury disclosed by the Rams this year. While it’s not an injury to the knee that bothered him throughout 2018 — and that apparently has ended his days as a high-carry workhorse tailback, it’s a red flag for a team that desperately needs a win on Sunday against the 49ers to avoid falling to 3-3.

Also not practicing for the Rams were linebacker Clay Matthews (jaw), cornerback Aqib Talib (ribs), and linebacker Natrez Patrick (hamstring).

Receiver Brandin Cooks participated in a limited basis, which shows that he’s making progress from the concussion he suffered last Thursday. Linebacker Bryce Hager (shoulder) and safety Taylor Rapp (ankle) also were limited.

A loss in Sunday’s showdown with the 4-0 49ers would make it much harder for the two-time defending NFC West champions to win the division again.

If Gurley can’t play or is limited by the injury, Malcolm Brown and rookie Darrell Henderson (who hasn’t done much at all this season) would be in line for greater involvement in the offense.

14 responses to “Todd Gurley misses practice with quad injury

  1. Boy, oh, boy… i guess those mean ole’ Seahawks just laid down an epic beat down on the Lambs— half the roster is “hurt”. Far and away the most overrated team in the NFL. #lasoft

  2. These players beat all I have ever seen. Get a bruise and sit out practice. Before you know it, they miss a game or 2. They make big money to play and don’t want to put the team first. Get off of your lazy behind and play.

  3. I dont think Todd Gurley is going to be around much longer. The Rams have to really manage this guys snaps due to his knee and he just in year 5 of his career. He’s lucky he got that contract when he did, I’d bet good money the Rams now regret it. The Rams are going to need to draft a RB this year to compete with Henderson and you need two good backs anyway in todays NFL.

  4. Rams are going to humble the 49ers. Their a better coached football team with challenging schemes for both sides of the ball. 49ers are a really talented football team, but they’re also really young. When you have a young football team you’re really prone to making mistakes. Look for a lot of turnovers in this game, but Goff to win at the end of the game. He’s a lot better than people are giving him credit for.

  5. My prediction for this game is that the lambs go all in on stopping the Niners rushing attack only to be absolutely shredded through the air. Their offense is still dangerous but that swiss cheese defense will be their undoing on Sunday.

    Niners take this one 42 – 21

  6. Henderson couldn’t get anything going in the pre-season. I would rather see John Kelly and some of the other reserves get a shot. We have Obo and Patrick also waiting in the wings. If any of them play like Troy Redder did last week, we should not be that bad.

  7. Seahawk fan here hoping the Rams can at least make a game of it.

    Rams got a lot of help the last couple years from the league to make the team relevant and get an LA fanbase going…hope it wasn’t all smoke and mirrors and short term free agents…

    At least the Hawks and Niners and Rams have many games left against each other to figure out who should be on top. I hate when we meet up in week 1 or 2 and someone loses because they aren’t clicking yet or whatever…

    For every team in the league, “win the division” is the first goal on the list. For some teams(nfcw teams) winning the division is much more of a challenge than for others(patriots).

    I am proud of our division…never stale. Teams always making moves to keep each other on their toes. Who knows Kyler Murray might end up taking the cards to the top…not likely with that FO but at least they are trying.

    Meanwhile Sam Darnold has mono? You can’t make this stuff up.

  8. With an offense that is highly dependent on the running ability of their no-longer pro-bowl RB to open up the passing game will boy-genius be able to adjust his offense to be competitive with the better teams (so far no) in the league or is McVay a one trick pony like so many of the other O-coordinators that made it to head coach and were fired in 3 to 5 years because the NFL figured out and rendered useless their offense.

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