St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley suffered a foot injury that forced him to sit against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 17. It is uncertain if he will be ready to play in the Pro Bowl on Jan. 31.
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Gurley Comments on Injury, Potential Return
Tuesday, Jan. 26
Gurley tweeted "Wheels up to Hawaii," showing that he's at least departed for the Pro Bowl, though it's still unclear if he will participate in the game.
Gurley stated his "turf toe issue will be OK in the next few weeks," according to ESPN's Nick Wagoner on Jan. 4. "He's hoping to play in Pro Bowl at the end of the month."
Fisher Comments on Decision to Sit Gurley
Sunday, Jan. 3
Head coach Jeff Fisher confirmed it was a "mild" turf-toe injury that wasn't "a major setback," per Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Gurley's Injury Slowed Rams' Offense
The rookie running back out of Georgia was selected 10th overall by the Rams despite recovering from an ACL injury he suffered in November 2014 that sidelined him for all but six games.
But in those six games, Gurley rushed for 911 yards and nine touchdowns, making him an extremely attractive target for teams in need of help in the backfield. Last season, the Rams ranked 20th in the league with 102.2 rushing yards per game.
Gurley's injury caused him to miss the first two games of the season. But upon his return, he was arguably St. Louis' most explosive player, rushing for over 100 yards in four consecutive games from Weeks 4 to 7. He had 1,106 rushing yards on the season.
Stats courtesy of Sports-Reference.com.
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