THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay stated Thursday that Todd Gurley’s left knee hasn’t simply bothered the star working again not too long ago.
Gurley’s knee additionally was an issue after a season-opening victory over the Oakland Raiders, when Gurley rushed for 108 yards and caught three passes for 39 yards and a landing.
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After an obvious eye poke by Ndamukong Suh went viral, Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald got here to his protection, saying the Rams DT was simply “clowning with one other good friend.”
“It was an analogous scenario,” McVay stated.
Gurley stated Thursday that he, “Felt like s—” after the Monday evening sport in Week 1.
“It was dangerous,” Gurley stated. “I used to be considering on giving the Rams again their cash and every little thing. It was dangerous. It was actual dangerous.”
Earlier than the season, the Rams awarded Gurley, the defending NFL Offensive Participant of the 12 months, a four-year extension value $60 million, with $45 million assured, to make him the highest-paid working again in NFL historical past.
Regardless of the ache Gurley felt within the aftermath of the opener, he stated that his knee felt higher two days later.
That hasn’t been the case together with his newest knee issue, which incorporates irritation and soreness, that has lingered since a Week 15 matchup towards the Philadelphia Eagles.
Gurley was inactive final Sunday in a win over the Arizona Cardinals and his standing is once more in query for the regular-season finale towards the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. A victory over the 49ers would safe the Rams a first-round bye within the playoffs.
“Some days you get up feeling ache,” Gurley stated. “Some days you get up feeling a lot better.”
Gurley was sidelined for a collection within the third quarter earlier than he returned to the sector in a 30-23 loss to the Eagles. He stated there was no single play that induced the discomfort in his knee.
“Got here again on the sidelines and simply you possibly can inform when one thing would not really feel proper, you already know your physique,” stated Gurley, who has rushed for 1,251 yards this season. “Clearly, form of went again within the sport and performed. Did what I may do after which simply form of handled the implications the following day.”
Gurley sat off form final week earlier than he participated in a pregame exercise prior to kickoff towards the Cardinals. After the exercise, Gurley and the Rams’ medical employees decided it was in his greatest curiosity to sit out.
“I may’ve performed,” stated Gurley, who has scored a league-best 21 touchdowns. “However who is aware of how lengthy I might’ve been in a position to play.”
In his absence, the Rams began veteran C.J. Anderson, who that they had signed simply 5 days earlier. Anderson rushed for 167 yards and a landing.
Gurley has not practiced this week, and it is unsure if he’ll check his knee earlier than pregame warmups Sunday.
“It is simply a type of day-by-day issues,” Gurley stated. “I am simply going to have to see when Sunday will get right here.”