Rams enter July with Todd Gurley’s knee still a major mystery

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It’s crazy to think how it’s July, and the Los Angeles Rams still don’t know what to truly expect from Todd Gurley in the backfield due to the concerns surrounding his knee.

Back in the winter, most Los Angeles Rams fans assumed the concerns surrounding Todd Gurley and his knee would have been fully figured out by now, yet July is officially here with plenty of uncertainty.

For starters, no one needs to explain just how frustrating it’s been to watch the Rams handle this process the way they have over the months after the team made it clear in the winter that Sean McVay just didn’t use Gurley the proper way in the NFC Championship and Super Bowl.

Once it was finally revealed that Gurley was dealing with arthritis in his knee, the frustration surrounding the former Georgia star was taken to a new level since it seemed like Los Angeles had misled fans in a way in the playoffs instead of being honest.

Even throughout the summer, it’s been tough to determine what to make of Gurley’s situation since the Rams have made it clear their star running back will be ready to go for Week 1, but no one has actually seen him in action.

As bad as it sounds, the only way fans should truly feel confident in Gurley is if they see him participate in certain workouts on the field to prove that he can in fact overcome this knee injury instead of continuing to struggle like the end of last season.

Rightfully so, Los Angeles has been taking the proper approach this offseason by allowing Gurley to workout on his own instead of participating in team drills, but what if the concerns are still there by the arrival of training camp and preseason?

The Rams have already indicated their plans to take a different approach with Gurley in 2019 to avoid what took place last year, but with the way things have been looking this offseason, it’s difficult to feel confident this will all work out.

At the end of the day, it’s safe to assume that most football fans would have expected Gurley to be ready to go by now instead of this whole knee issue continuing to be a mystery to start off July.

Sure, the argument can be made that Los Angeles has some solid backup options such as Darrell Henderson and Malcolm Brown in case things go south with Gurley on.

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But with the pressure the Rams are already feeling after failing to score a single touchdown in Super Bowl 53, they need Gurley to return to his usual ways on offense, or things could get a little bumpy in 2019.