THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Uncertainty looms over the standing of Los Angeles Rams working again Todd Gurley and whether or not he’ll be accessible down the stretch due to irritation in his left knee.
Gurley did not practice Thursday and mentioned he did not plan to practice for the rest of the week because the Rams put together for the Arizona Cardinals.
“I think I’ll be effective (to play Sunday),” Gurley mentioned. “Simply taking it day-to-day, recovering, resting, making an attempt to really feel higher.”
When requested if he would play if there have been a recreation Thursday, Gurley responded: “At this time? That is a troublesome query. I have not tried to run, in order that’s a troublesome query.”
The Rams (11-Three) have clinched the NFC West but after back-to-back losses have but to safe a first-round bye within the playoffs. They will accomplish that Sunday with a victory over the Cardinals (Three-11) and a Chicago Bears (10-Four) loss to the San Francisco 49ers (Four-10).
“We obtained a recreation and I am fairly positive me being on the market, if I can be on the market, I’d put this workforce in a superb place to assist them win,” Gurley mentioned. “So why would not I be on the market if I can play on this state of affairs? We simply misplaced two, making an attempt to get a first-round bye, like, that is what we are attempting to do. We’re making an attempt to win.”
Gurley has scored a league-high 21 touchdowns, and ranks second in dashing yards per recreation with 89.Four.
Rams coach Sean McVay mentioned Wednesday that he anticipated Gurley to play towards the Cardinals, but that the workforce would make a good move to guarantee Gurley’s well being.
“We’re making an attempt to go win this soccer recreation and do every little thing we are able to in our energy to try this,” McVay mentioned. “Not at the expense of probably risking the supply of Todd.”
Stated Gurley: “I am not going to go on the market and jeopardize my future as nicely, so it really works each methods. I am not going to inform these guys I am effective once I’m not and go on the market and will threat one thing else, so it is a two-way avenue.”
As of late, working again depth has been thinned due to accidents.
Gurley was sidelined for a sequence within the third quarter final Sunday in a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles but returned to the sport. He rushed for 48 yards and two touchdowns in 12 carries and caught 10 passes for 76 yards.
Trusted backup Malcolm Brown was placed on injured reserve after struggling a clavicle harm in Week 13. Backup Justin Davis injured his shoulder final Sunday towards the Eagles and is taken into account day-to-day but did not practice Thursday. Rookie John Kelly was inactive via 12 video games and was inserted on offense for the primary time within the loss to the Eagles.
The Rams signed veteran working again C.J. Anderson on Tuesday. Anderson, a sixth-year professional, may play a big position towards the Cardinals. When requested Thursday if he would be prepared, Anderson mentioned, “We going to see, we going to see.”
Anderson performed 5 seasons with the Denver Broncos earlier than he signed a one-year cope with the Carolina Panthers over the offseason. He rushed for 104 yards in 24 carries in 9 video games earlier than he was launched on Nov. 12. The Oakland Raiders additionally signed him for a quick stint earlier this month.
“I do know myself, I do know what I can get performed and what I can get completed,” Anderson mentioned. “So I’ll be all proper.”