Even though Todd Gurley still has a long way to go, it was great to see the running back participate in training camp with the Los Angeles Rams.
For months, the biggest question surrounding the Los Angeles Rams heading into their third training camp under Sean McVay was whether Todd Gurley would look like his usual self, or still be held back as a safety precaution.
While the Rams continued to push the narrative that Gurley’s knee was fine, and there was no reason for concern, this still didn’t prevent fans from worrying over the last few months, especially after seeing how the winter played out.
Watching Gurley struggle the way he did in both the NFC Championship and Super Bowl made it clear that something was going on.
And while it took some time for the news to finally be revealed that arthritis in his one knee was the issue, the hope was in good time, Gurley would be ready to go for the start of training camp.
With that being said, training camp literally just got underway for the Rams, and even though it’s difficult to speculate how things will go over the next few weeks, watching Gurley participate in practice on Saturday should be viewed as a huge deal by fans.
Normally, a video of a simple handoff for Gurley from Jared Goff (courtesy of Rams Insider Myles Simmons) wouldn’t be considered that big of a deal, just seeing the Rams star running back on the field put huge smiles on plenty of fan faces.
But as mentioned before, just because it was great to see Gurley out with his teammates on Saturday doesn’t necessarily mean all will be good to go moving forward since he still has a long way to go.
Most importantly, the real work for Gurley will come once he proves that being on the field in a meaningful game isn’t an issue, even if his workload won’t be what it usually is.
At least for now, Rams fans will hopefully continue to enjoy seeing Gurley in action during practice, as the team continues to prepare for their first preseason action against the Oakland Raiders.
Gurley may not suit up for that game since Sean McVay did rest most of the starters last year, but as long as he continues to practice, this is what will really matter the most for the Rams over the next few weeks.