Todd Gurley might imagine his knee damage isn’t an enormous deal, nevertheless it’s clear the Rams are fairly involved about their star operating again. 

If you happen to take heed to Todd Gurley discuss you is perhaps inclined to suppose his knee damage is nothing for the Rams to fret about. If you happen to take a look at how the workforce has acted just lately, it’s clear that Sean McVay and firm are greater than somewhat involved.

The previous Georgia star believes the torn ACL he suffered in school was a a lot greater situation than no matter’s at present happening together with his knee. He referred to the damage 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 good for any NFL workforce 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 precise something apart from confidence about his capability to be productive in 2019. Even when he’s privately involved concerning the standing of his knee, it doesn’t do him any good to feed into the media firestorm surrounding the problem. Gurley would love the questions on his knee to go away, however after all that gained’t occur until he shoulders a heavy workload as soon as the common season begins.

It’s additionally secure to imagine that lots of eyes shall be on Gurley when the Rams’ coaching camp begins. McVay and the teaching workers are open with their perception that the franchise operating again shall be on the sphere together with his teammates, nevertheless it’s unclear precisely how a lot work he’ll do. The extent of his involvement in preseason will do so much to ascertain expectations for Gurley heading into the common season.

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Finally, Gurley’s phrases about his knee don’t maintain lots of weight. The proof shall be in his efficiency when the workforce begins to ramp up their preseason work. The Rams actually hope Gurley is correct concerning the insignificance of his damage, however they’re actively making ready for the worst case state of affairs.