One of the best feel-good stories for Georgia fans since the coronavirus pandemic has been Todd Gurley’s “homecoming” to play NFL football this season for the Atlanta Falcons.
Of course, Gurley starred for the Bulldogs, and his return to the area has generated a lot of positive interest among UGA fans.
However, another running back who played running back at UGA like Gurley has expressed concerns about the sky-high expectations for Gurley: Terrell Davis, who is in the NFL Hall of Fame and won a Super Bowl MVP, had the same type of knee issues as Gurley, he told TMZ Sports.
“I went through two years of that and struggling with that big-time, man, and never feeling great,” Davis said. “So . . . they say he has an arthritic knee. I’ve had that, I understand what it feels like . . . you’re just a second slower. When you think about making a cut, the signal from your brain to your knee comes just a fraction of a second too slow where the knee doesn’t respond to it.”
Davis, 47, was sidelined with knee injuries in 1999, and came back the following the season. But things were different – ultimately leading to his 2002 retirement.
“It was always where I (felt like I) was just one rehab away from feeling like I was going to be great but I kept chasing that TD of old and I could never find it.”
Davis, who made headlines this week for donating $400,000 of products from his sports performance beverage and wellness company to food banks, wishes Gurley nothing the best. He just wants people to know how things went for him during a similar injury experience.
Of course, fans of the Bulldogs and Falcons are hoping things go much better for Gurley than it did for Davis.