TMZ caught Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley leaving a club on Wednesday with an apparent limp on his one leg.
Until Todd Gurley actually steps foot on the field during a meaningful game, Los Angeles Rams fans are going to feel concerned towards the Pro Bowl running back after seeing how things played out in the playoffs last winter.
While it was understandable for Gurley to rest the final two games of the regular season since C.J. Anderson stepped up on offense after signing with the team in late December, there was no excuse for what took place in the NFC Championship and Super Bowl 53.
It was already frustrating to watch Gurley rush for only 10 yards and a touchdown on four carries in the NFC Championship when facing the New Orleans Saints, but watching him follow up with 35 rushing yards on 10 carries in the Super Bowl was just as bad.
Obviously, this wouldn’t be that big of a deal if Los Angeles indicated that Gurley’s knee was still bothering him, but that was exactly the problem.
Leading up to the NFC Championship and Super Bowl, the Rams continued to claim that Gurley’s knee was completely fine, making it seem like there were no reasons for concern.
Even the days after the Rams came up short in Super Bowl 53 to the New England Patriots when the offense failed to record a single touchdown, the team continued to stick by their claim that Gurley’s knee was fine, and Sean McVay just didn’t use his running back the proper way.
As football fans now know, it appears Gurley is dealing with arthritis in his one knee as a result of a torn ACL suffered at Georgia. And while this may not seem like a big deal since Gurley has plenty of time to recover before the official start of next season, there are plenty of concerns from the fan base.
Take a look at Wednesday night for instance in which the folks at TMZ happened to catch Gurley leaving a club in Los Angeles while clearly limping with his one leg, and it’s easy to understand the concerns surrounding Rams fans over what 2019 could have in store.
Los Angeles has already made it clear that Gurley’s approach next season will be different as a result of this knee injury instead of continuing to have him be a workhorse at running back, which is the right move.
However, one of the toughest factors to accept at the moment is how there is no guarantee that Gurley ever returns to his old ways as one of the most dangerous running backs in the NFL if the knee continues to be an issue.
So if Rams fans were already concerned before over Gurley’s knee, and curious as to how the offseason has been going for the running back, one can only imagine how they’re feeling now after watching that TMZ video.