Posted: 8/14/2019 1:08 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) is not expected to travel with the team as it heads to Hawaii to play the Dallas Cowboys in exhibition game Saturday, Aug. 17.
'That's something that I would say, more likely than not, but we're still working through the specifics of that as we kind of get closer and closer to that. I don't have the full answer, but more likely than not, he will not go,' head coach Sean McVay said.
Huddle Up: Gurley wants to make the trip, but he said he will defer to McVay. It's a curious decision if McVay is as healthy as the Rams want everyone to believe, although it is also understandable why they wouldn't want an important player with a knee issue on a long flight, especially when he isn't going to play a snap anyway. Much will probably be made of the decision to leave Gurley behind if it happens, but owners should wait for something a bit more substantial before making a final decision on him for this season.
Posted: 7/28/2019 6:07 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley will be on a 'veteran plan' during training camp, getting interspersed rest days, and will not play in the preseason as the Rams aim to have him in optimal shape for the regular season. 'There will be (days he doesn't practice),' Rams coach Sean McVay said. 'There will be some days that -- depending upon his workload and looking toward that (Week 1) Carolina game -- we might look at treating him like we have some of those veteran players. Todd really has become a veteran player.'
Huddle Up: In other words, we won't really know much about Gurley until the games kick off for real. In the meantime, he's a risky high-reward low-end RB1.
Posted: 7/23/2019 7:07 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) wants to play the 2019 season at 218 pounds after playing most of his career around 224 pounds, according to NFL.com's Steve Wyche.
Huddle Up: The drop in weight - even though it is only six pounds - figures to be good for his ailing left knee. The narrative about Gurley's career being somewhat in jeopardy appears to be changing a bit as the offseason progresses, as the Rams continue to preach confidence and optimism in Gurley's health. Even though he comes with substantial risk and may be a surprise inactive from time to time, he is shaping up to be an extreme value pick for any owner lucky enough to get him in the second round of fantasy drafts.
Posted: 7/10/2019 6:07 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) said he does not plan to change his playing style even though he has been dealing with knee issues.
Huddle Up: Gurley probably will be limited during training camp and could sit out the entire preseason. Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation during camp to see Gurley will continue to receive a majority of the carries. He is a No. 1 running back when healthy but is a risky fantasy option because of his knee.
Posted: 7/10/2019 2:07 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) believes sitting out organized team activities and spring workouts was good for him and 'everything went well.'
Huddle Up: Gurley sounded very much at peace during his interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio and did not give the impression he's the least bit concerned about his knee, which has an "arthritic component" to it, according to his trainer. There's no question he's a riskier pick this year than usual, but the potential upside is enormous. Owners should be giddy if they can take advantage of the discount on him and get him as an RB2.
Posted: 6/17/2019 8:06 pm UTC
Updating previous reports. Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) is in fact dealing with arthritis in his knee after months of speculation. Travelle Gaines, who has trained Gurley for three years, suggested 'not one thing has changed' in regards to his client and that 'our routine has worked, he's been strong, he's been in great shape, he's done well.' Gaines went on to say the decision this offseason to have Gurley drop six pounds and trim his body fat from 10 percent to seven was not due to injuries and more to accentuate his speed. The trainer also said 'it's never been told to me' that the Rams plan on decreasing Gurley's workload come Week 1.
'Everybody knew when Todd came out of Georgia that there would be some kind of arthritic component to his knee, which is part of every surgery whether it's a shoulder, a knee, an ankle. He's now at the Year 5 mark; all we're doing is managing that. If we can pound him less in the offseason while keeping his weight down, working on his strength, working on his agility in short areas, that's going to give him a better chance to be healthy Weeks 14 through 17 when they really count,' Gaines said.
Huddle Up: Gurley has quickly become the most polarizing early-round pick in fantasy drafts. Many owners have decided to take the arrival of Darrell Henderson as a sign the Rams believe the 24-year-old's best days are already behind him. However, it's worth wondering how Gurley has embarked on such a rigorous training program this offseason if his knee isn't in decent shape. Until something more damning comes out, Gurley appears to be worth the risk in drafts, especially if fantasy owners can land him as an RB2.
Posted: 6/11/2019 9:06 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) told reporters Tuesday, June 11, that he is 'fine' and 'doing the same kinds of things he's always done in the offseason. He also suggested the torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered in college was a 'bigger problem' for him coming out of college than his current issue.
Huddle Up: Owners probably won't know anything for sure until Week 1 since the Rams have made a habit of holding out their key players throughout the preseason. The Rams' actions this offseason - most notably, moving up to draft Darrell Henderson - would suggest there is some worry in the organization, but the continued focus on Gurley's knee could also allow him to be drafted this summer at a discount. Owners who don't mind a little risk could see huge rewards if/when he slips into the second round of drafts.
Posted: 6/04/2019 2:06 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley may look to lose some weight in order to reduce some of the stress on his knee, and head coach Sean McVay said Gurley can do what he wants so he can feel comfortable with his knee.
Huddle Up: Gurley has missed most of the offseason workouts because of his knee and may see his touches drop this upcoming season because of his knee. Fantasy players should monitor his status during training camp to determine his status. He is a No. 1 running back when healthy but is a risky pick at this point.
Posted: 5/31/2019 9:05 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley likely will not see any playing time during the preseason, according to general manager Les Snead.
Huddle Up: Gurley has been dealing with a knee issue since last season but should be ready for Week 1. He is a No. 1 running back in fantasy leagues when healthy, but fantasy players should keep an eye on his status during training camp.
Posted: 5/30/2019 6:05 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) reportedly plans on playing about six pounds lighter this season, according to NFL Network's Steve Wyche.
Huddle Up: The logic is easy to follow, less weight means less stress on the knees. Obviously the team, which will not have Gurley do any on-field drills during OTAs, and the player are doing everything they can to get him through the upcoming season. The million dollar question is will it work? At this point, the status of Gurley's knee might be the most interesting storyline in all of fantasy sports. He's still an RB1, but there are unique concerns.