Anderson: Gurley was 'more hurt than what we thought' when I signed

C.J. Anderson says Todd Gurley's knee injury was worse than Rams initially thought

C.J. Anderson says Todd Gurley's knee injury was worse than Rams initially thought

Appearing on FS1's Undisputed Tuesday, Rams RB C.J. Anderson revealed that star running back Todd Gurley was hurt more than the Los Angeles Rams were willing to let on during the end of the season and into the postseason.

"Bill does a great job of putting his team in the right position", Anderson said.

With Los Angeles cruising late in the season to the NFC West title and nearing a first-round bye in the playoffs, the team made a decision to rest Gurley for Weeks 16 and 17 and give plenty of work to the newly acquired Anderson. Gurley rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries while Anderson racked up 123 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries.

Anderson had 299 rushing yards in the final two games of the regular season and was featured in the playoffs.

Anderson said while Gurley never disclosed to him the injury, he believed it to be a sprained knee. Further injury to his knee could cost him his career. "Obviously, I had surgery on my meniscus and once you have a knee [injury], you always have a knee [injury]".

Joe Scarborough: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shows 'basic ignorance of Economics 101'
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her role in pressuring Amazon to scrap plans for its second headquarters in New York City. Ocasio-Cortez insisted that he was only given the email account so he could access her calendar.

- With h/t to USA TODAY Sports. But, Gurley finished with just 10 carries for 35 yards and one reception for -1 yard, which came following the NFC championship game when he had just four carries for 10 yards. I think (the Patriots) slowed down all our big plays, and it was kind of frustrating, and that's kind of how the game went. I was receptive to tell like, 'If Todd wants to go he wants to go.' And I was OK with that. "They played some great gap control against us". After his usually high-powered team could only muster 260 total net yards in a desultory display, McVay said that Gurley's relative lack of touches was a result of the Rams' overall inability to sustain drives.

One of the biggest mysteries from Super Bowl LIII is why Rams running back Todd Gurley wasn't involved.

On the one hand, this could all be easily explained away by his knee troubles.

Gurley, who has had more touches than any other back in the National Football League since 2017, has taken a beating throughout the last two seasons.

Recommended News

  • 14-year-old girl dies of flu in San Diego

    14-year-old girl dies of flu in San Diego

    The girl, who died on February 12, had an underlying health condition, according to the County Health and Human Services Agency. Others included 82-, 73-, 62- and 56-year-old men from the south, central, east and north coastal parts of the county.
    The Highwaymen Trailer #1 (2019) | Movieclips Trailers

    The Highwaymen Trailer #1 (2019) | Movieclips Trailers

    You've seen the Bonnie and Clyde story from the point of view of Bonnie and Clyde in, erm, Bonnie And Clyde. Hamer was played in the 1967 classic Bonnie and Clyde by Denver Pyle with a decidedly villainous sneer.
    Khabib Nurmagomedov Urges GSP to Postpone Retirement for November Fight

    Khabib Nurmagomedov Urges GSP to Postpone Retirement for November Fight

    Well, it's your choice 155 or 160, Montreal, NYC, Moscow or Abu Dhabi. "Unfortunately, these decisions aren't up to us". After this fight you can retire.
  • Grits defeat call for public inquiry into SNC-Lavalin

    Grits defeat call for public inquiry into SNC-Lavalin

    Liberal MP Jody Wilson-Raybould arrives to a caucus meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it's important there be an "airing" of what happened in the SNC-Lavalin affair.
    Michael Cohen prison date pushed back to May 6

    Michael Cohen prison date pushed back to May 6

    A NY federal judge on Wednesday granted former Trump fixer Michael Cohen a two-month delay for when he must report to prison. They noted prosecutors did not object to the one-time extension.
    J.B. Holmes Rallies To Win A Marathon Finish At Riviera

    J.B. Holmes Rallies To Win A Marathon Finish At Riviera

    McIlroy put himself out of position on the 16th but holed a bunker shot to get within two shots of the lead. He took 19 putts in a wild back nine that featured three two-shot swings because of putting.
  • R. Kelly's lawyer denies grand jury reports

    R. Kelly's lawyer denies grand jury reports

    The content of the video is similar to the acts Kelly was accused of in 2002 when he was arrested on child pornography charges. He also said he didn't know where the person had kept the video or why they hadn't provided it to law enforcement previously.
    Amal Clooney among the gang at Meghan Markle's baby shower

    Amal Clooney among the gang at Meghan Markle's baby shower

    However, Serena's advice to Meghan and all first-time moms is pretty simple, as she previously told People: "It will come". Scroll for the full deets! According to Vanity Fair , the total cost for the expecting royal's party was $200,000.
    Bruins acquire Charlie Coyle from Minnesota Wild

    Bruins acquire Charlie Coyle from Minnesota Wild

    However, Donato struggled to find his way this season, scoring just six goals with three assists (nine points) in 34 games. The American carries a $3.2 million cap hit through next season on the five-year contract he signed with the Wild in 2014.
  • Williams tight-lipped on Lowe exit after FW42 delay

    Last year, difficulties with the auto and team had forced Williams into "crisis management" . "So we can only apologise". Williams, which finished a distant last in the 2018 Constructors' Championship, endured delays in readying its FW42.
    New York Times Publisher Slams Trump's Anti-Media Rhetoric As Tyrannical, 'Dangerous'

    New York Times Publisher Slams Trump's Anti-Media Rhetoric As Tyrannical, 'Dangerous'

    Haberman said she and her team sent "several emails" to the White House during their reporting that went "unanswered". Sulzberger has since denounced the president's slam against the newspaper as "dangerous rhetoric".
    Le'Veon Bell To Become Unrestricted Free Agent As Steelers Decline Tag

    Le'Veon Bell To Become Unrestricted Free Agent As Steelers Decline Tag

    The Pittsburgh Steelers opened the 2018 National Football League season with arguably the best trio of weapons in the NFL. Colbert told reporters that the Steelers weren't yet engaged in trade talks, but he expected they would pick up.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.