Todd Gurley might imagine his knee harm isn’t an enormous deal, however it’s clear the Rams are fairly involved about their star operating again.
If you happen to take heed to Todd Gurley speak you is likely to be inclined to suppose his knee harm is nothing for the Rams to fret about. If you happen to take a look at how the staff has acted lately, it’s clear that Sean McVay and firm are greater than a bit of involved.
The previous Georgia star believes the torn ACL he suffered in school was a a lot larger problem than no matter’s at the moment happening together with his knee. He referred to the harm as “small” when speaking with native reporters on Tuesday.
The Rams didn’t select to commerce up within the third spherical of April’s draft to seize Memphis operating again Darrell Henderson simply so as to add depth on the place. Henderson was added to the roster to verify the offense can nonetheless operate at a excessive stage even with out Gurley on the sphere. It’s sensible for any NFL staff to verify they’ve a number of operating backs who could make their offense go, however the Rams are spending extra sources on the place than the competitors.
In equity to Gurley, it’s unreasonable to count on him to specific something aside from confidence about his capability to be productive in 2019. Even when he’s privately involved in regards to the standing of his knee, it doesn’t do him any good to feed into the media firestorm surrounding the difficulty. Gurley would love the questions on his knee to go away, however after all that gained’t occur except he shoulders a heavy workload as soon as the common season begins.
It’s additionally secure to imagine that quite a lot of eyes might be on Gurley when the Rams’ coaching camp begins. McVay and the teaching employees are open with their perception that the franchise operating again might be on the sphere together with his teammates, however it’s unclear precisely how a lot work he’ll do. The extent of his involvement in preseason will do lots to determine expectations for Gurley heading into the common season.
In the end, Gurley’s phrases about his knee don’t maintain quite a lot of weight. The proof might be in his efficiency when the staff begins to ramp up their preseason work. The Rams definitely hope Gurley is correct in regards to the insignificance of his harm, however they’re actively making ready for the worst case state of affairs.