Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley was expected to be ready to play in Super Bowl LIII, but he was noticeably absent once again against the Patriots.
Heading into Super Bowl LIII, the Los Angeles Rams were making it seem like running back Todd Gurley was 100 percent healthy and ready to go. Based on the first half against the New England Patriots, that was not the case.
Gurley saw limited reps in the first half, and looked to be clearly still dealing with a knee injury that caused him to miss a few games at the end of the regular season. It also had him spending the majority of his time on the bench in the NFC Championship against the New Orleans Saints.
During the broadcast, CBS sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson announced that the Rams had nothing to officially report on Gurley’s status, but noted that she saw him limping to the huddle.
After a season where Gurley put up over 1,800 total yards and 21 total touchdowns, Gurley had ran the ball just 20 times in the playoffs heading into the Super Bowl. Something is still very clearly bothering the All-Pro running back, which should concern Rams fans.
The good news for Los Angeles is that backup running back C.J. Anderson has been a huge contributor on offense, bowling over defenders and keeping the offense moving.
Gurley may not have been getting a ton of touches, but the Rams were still keeping it close in the first half on Sunday, and are hoping his injury won’t have a huge impact on the final score.