There was just something that wasn’t right about Todd Gurley during the NFL playoffs, but the Los Angeles Rams denied it.
The mystery may have been solved: Gurley has arthritis in his left knee, according to TheAthletic.com’s Jeff Howe.
Here’s more insight from PFT’s Mike Florio: “It’s the same knee that underwent an ACL repair in 2014. If the report is accurate, what will the Rams do about it? Coach Sean McVay discussed stem-cell treatment options for the knee this week at the Scouting Combine. If Gurley has arthritis that comes from a loss of cartilage, microfracture surgery presumably would be a possibility. However, the Rams have said that Gurley won’t have surgery.”
Who knows if Gurley will return to his dominating form from last season’s first 14 games that made him a bona fide NFL MVP candidate. The good news for Gurley, per PFT, is that “by the third day of the 2019 season, Gurley will have $34.5 million fully guaranteed and another $9.5 million still guaranteed for injury.”