Los Angeles- After the Los Angeles Rams were defeated in the Superbowl by the New England Patriots 13-3, there has been speculation that Rams’ running back Todd Gurley was not 100% healthy. Back-up running back C.J. Anderson spoke about his teammates’ injury during a press conference. “He was more hurt than what we thought,” Anderson said, via USA Today. “The injury was a little bit more than what everybody in the building thought, including himself.” “Obviously, it’s the same knee injury he’s had before in his career,” Anderson said. “Obviously I had surgery on my meniscus and once you have a knee injury, you will always have a knee injury. So it aggravates and if he was getting a lot of touches earlier in the year — obviously him being one of the best backs, that probably was the case.”
Moving forward, what does this mean for the Rams if Gurley is not 100% healthy during preseason? Will they go after a running back in the draft or will they try to keep C.J.Anderson? Anderson was a great fit for the counter-attack that the Rams loved to use. They are a ground and pound team first before they start to throw the ball down the field. Their entire offense depends on how effective they run the ball.
In the Superbowl against the Patriots, the Rams’ offense was lackadaisical. They had no answer with driving the ball down the field because they could not get any productive yards on the ground. If Gruley has to get surgery on his knee again, it will be interesting to see what direction the Rams will take to get another running back that can handle the complexity of the Rams’ playcalling.
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