The Los Angeles Rams — and fantasy owners — got a bit of a scare on a Sunday when Todd Gurley left the game with a knee injury. But he eventually returned to the game before losing to the Eagles, 30-23.
However, Gurley did not practice on Wednesday and is still dealing with his injured knee according to ESPN’s Dan Graziano.
Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) did not practice Wednesday.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) December 19, 2018
But that’s where the bad news seems to end. Head coach Sean McVay says he expects Gurley to play on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. And that he came into the facility feeling better, according to Orange County Register’s Rich Hammond. That’s big news.
Sean McVay said "the expectation" is that Todd Gurley will play Sunday. McVay said Gurley came in today feeling better.
— Rich Hammond (@Rich_Hammond) December 19, 2018
Gurley underwent an MRI scan following Sunday’s game. But tests were able to show that there was no structural damage to the knee. The Rams then went out and signed C.J. Anderson this week, with McVay adding that he could “play a role as early as this week,” per NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano.
Sean McVay says CJ Anderson might "play a role as early as this week."
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) December 19, 2018
Anderson will join running backs Justin Davis and John Kelley as those behind Gurley on the depth chart. This has been a career year for the four-year pro. Through 14 games, he’s averaging a career-high 4.9 yards per carry. He also leads the league in rushing touchdowns (17) and total touchdowns (21).
So you can breathe easy for now, Rams’ fans. With two games to go, it looks like their top rusher is going to be okay. And if he gets to run wild against the Arizona Cardinals, watch out.