The Los Angeles Rams continue to keep an extra eye on Todd Gurley to make sure they don’t overwork his knee leading up to September.
Whether the Los Angeles Rams are sick of talking about it or not, the conversation surrounding concerns with Todd Gurley‘s knee aren’t going to disappear anytime soon until the star running back participates in a meaningful game.
Back in the winter when Gurley failed to perform at a high level in the NFC Championship and Super Bowl, it was clear that something was going on, even if the Rams continued to claim all was fine.
Eventually, reports would come out that arthritis was in fact the issue for Gurley in his one knee, and unlike previous years in which Los Angeles would use him as much as possible on offense, the Rams made it clear they would take a different approach in 2019.
Instead of Gurley looking like the workhorse he normally is, the Rams are expected to use other running backs more such as Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson to help remove some of that unnecessary pressure.
Since Gurley is on a set schedule with certain days off from practice, and is expected to sit out all of preseason, it’s difficult to determine what to truly expect in 2019 if the knee continues to be an issue.
And even though Sean McVay continues to provide positive updates about his beloved running back, it’s still difficult to feel confident over the situation when considering it’s been dragging on since January.
By now, Rams fans thought this issue would have been resolved, and it’s sort of insane to think about how Los Angeles is preparing for their second preseason game of 2019 against the Dallas Cowboys with some uncertainty still surrounding Gurley.
Of course, if all continues to go well over these next few weeks, and Gurley manages to make his usual impact on offense beginning in Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers, then none of this will matter.
But until Gurley proves for this to be the case, the concerns should continue to be there for Rams fans, no matter how positive McVay’s updates may seem since he’s going to be a key factor in the success of this team once again in 2019.