Gurley missed Los Angeles’s last two games of the regular season with knee inflammation, but Coach Sean McVay said during the week that Gurley was “feeling good” and expected to “play a big role” in the Rams’ game plan.
Gurley said after the game that his knee was fine. Asked whether he was healthy, Gurley answered in the affirmative.
“Yeah,” he said. “Yeah. Yes sir.”
CBS sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson said on the game’s broadcast that the Rams had “nothing to report” about Gurley’s status. With the nature of his injury, she said, “He could just wake up in the morning and it just doesn’t feel good.” But later in the broadcast she indicated that health was not believed to be a factor.
The Rams were 10-0 this season when Gurley, who was considered an MVP candidate for most of the season, rushed 15 times or more. He ran for 1,251 yards and 17 touchdowns in 14 regular-season games.
But fans watching the game speculated on Twitter about what could be holding Gurley out of the game. Others poked fun at the Rams’ apparent decision to split the workload with the less dynamic Anderson.
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