The Los Angeles Rams introduced on Friday that they’re holding operating again Todd Gurley out of Sunday’s regular-season finale towards the San Francisco 49ers due to a left knee harm in hopes that he will likely be wholesome for the playoffs.
Gurley additionally missed final week’s sport towards the Arizona Cardinals, however recently-signed operating again C.J. Anderson stepped in and rushed for 167 yards on 20 carries.
“I wouldn’t say I’m concerned,” Rams head coach Sean McVay mentioned, indicating that he merely needs his star operating again to be prepared for the postseason. “Based on the data I am getting, there’s no cause for us to press the panic button or assume that he will not be accessible [for the playoffs]. But it can be crucial for us to get him again to full velocity.
“We’re trying to go win this football game and do everything we can, in our power, to do that, but not at the expense of potentially risking the availability of Todd.”
The Rams (12-3) have assured themselves of a playoff berth and wish a win or tie towards the 49ers (4-11), or loss or tie by the Chicago Bears (11-4) towards the Minnesota Vikings (8-6), to wrap up a first-round bye.
Gurley will end the common season with 1,831 yards from scrimmage, together with 1,251 dashing, and 21 touchdowns.
The Rams additionally ruled out security Lamarcus Joyner (ankle).