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#pounditWednesday, September 23, 2020

Report: Todd Gurley may not play Sunday with quad injury

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There have been questions about the health of Todd Gurley dating back to last season when his knee was bothering him late in the year, but it is a relatively new injury that could force him to miss Sunday’s important divisional game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Gurley left last Thursday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks with a quad injury, and he has not practiced this week because of it. His status for Sunday’s game is considered “up in the air,” Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

While the injury is not considered serious, the Rams are likely to play it safe with any Gurley ailment after the way he seemed to wear down last season. They matched an offer sheet for Malcolm Brown last offseason and spent a third-round draft pick on former Memphis star Darrell Henderson with a goal of helping to manage Gurley’s workload, so it would not be a surprise if he missed a game.

Gurley has yet to have 20 touches in a game this season, and there were reports early in the year that the Rams are legitimately concerned about how his arthritic knee will hold up. The former Georgia star has still managed to score five touchdowns and is averaging 4.2 yards per carry, but the Rams are understandably doing everything they can to protect his long-term health.

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