Todd Gurley ‘feeling good,’ aiming for training camp return
Todd Gurley has not participated in any part of the Los Angeles Rams’ offseason program, a trend that continued this week at the team’s mandatory minicamp.
Despite a lingering left knee injury that crept up late last season and severely limited Gurley in the postseason, the Rams running back nevertheless remains optimistic and hopes to be a full participant once training camp opens in late July.
“Feeling good,” Gurley said, via ESPN. “Just working out. Typical stuff that I’ve always done.”
Gurley’s postseason struggles, attributable to the left knee injury that had him sit out the final two games of the regular season, came to a head in the Rams’ appearances in the NFC Championship Game and Super Bowl, games in which he was mostly ineffective.
Exactly what is plaguing Gurley as it relates to his knee remains a point of contention, but it’s certainly cause for concern. Still, Rams head coach Sean McVay, who has downplayed the long-term severity of Gurley’s knee issues this offseason, expects the onetime Second-Team All-Pro back to be ready come training camp.
“The intention is to get him back and ready to go,” McVay said. “What we set out as far as the goal, this was not just exclusive to the offseason, this was a long-term plan pointed toward our opener against the Carolina Panthers, but when we start camp, that represents him being able to get on the field and compete and do some things with his teammates based on exactly how we finalize that.”
Gurley, meanwhile, is not quite sure what’s in store for him come camp, but hopes for the best.
“I’m not sure what I’ll be doing, but I’ll sit down with coach,” Gurley said when asked about training camp. “For the most part, training camp is training camp, and looking forward to that and being out there.”