Rams star Todd Gurley will be held out the rest of the preseason
The start of the 2018 regular season is quickly approaching with the third week of the preseason now getting underway.
The Los Angeles is continuing to stay the course with the handling of their star running back Todd Gurley as head coach Sean McVay made it clear that the team will hold him out of the rest of the preseason, according to Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.
Coach Sean McVay on Thursday said that Gurley would not play in the preseason.
“We’ve done a little bit different approach in terms of working him out just with some things going on just in his lower half,” McVay said. “Just getting him up to speed in the way that we’ve kind of felt like to get him at his best.”
The Rams are hoping to keep him ready to go for Week 1 action on Monday against the Oakland Raiders where he will once again be relied upon heavily as the main cog of the offense. Gurley is coming off an impressive 2017 campaign that helped him earn the NFL Offensive Player of the Year award where he led the league with 2,093 scrimmage yards and 19 total touchdowns.
Gurley has already voiced that he doesn’t want to play in the preseason, which has put this even more in line with a collective game plan for the rest of the preseason. It should see more action for rookie John Kelly that helps him make a stronger case for the backup job.
The Rams are set to take on the Houston Texans on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.