The Los Angeles Rams find themselves in a tight game with the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football in Week 15. Unfortunately, it seems their task to knock off the Eagles may have just gotten a bit tougher as well. With the Rams trailing 20-13 in the third quarter, MVP candidate running back Todd Gurley suffered an apparent injury.
As NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport revealed, he is sidelined with a knee injury and is questionable to return.
Gurley’s absence is huge, not only for this game but looking forward as well for the Rams, who currently sit at 12-2 on the season and are battling for the NFC’s No. 1 seed in the playoffs. As NFL Network’s Steve Wyche detailed, Gurley’s backup, Justin Davis was also hurt on Sunday night. In turn, this means the workload will fall on rookie John Kelly.
On Monday, after the team’s game, Rapoport revealed that Gurley is on track to play in Week 16.
Todd Gurley’s Showing Prior to Injury & Outlook
While the Rams had struggled to get much going through the air, Gurley had been a huge part of helping to get the offense rolling. The team’s top offensive weapon had totaled 11 carries for 47 yards with one touchdown while adding five receptions for 38 yards. His touchdown was the only one the Rams had managed prior to the injury.
Obviously, from a fantasy football perspective, this is incredibly concerning. For any fans who have Gurley in their lineups and are locked in on this game, it likely means they’re in the fantasy playoffs, and this obviously couldn’t come at a worse time.
With that said, Gurley has been spotted on the sidelines walking around but is not wearing a helmet currently. With the Rams sitting in a hole as they approached the fourth quarter, it still seems as though the 24-year-old running back’s status is up in the air.
Gurley has returned just prior to the start of the fourth quarter. After missing just a handful of plays it seems he’ll attempt to try to help the Rams make a comeback, as they trail 30-13 at the time of his return.