WATCH: C.J. Anderson says Todd Gurley was 'more hurt than we thought' during playoffs
Former Georgia RB Todd Gurley II started out the season on fire, racking up an impressive number of yards and touchdowns both as a receiver and a runner.
However, down the stretch (and into the playoffs) Gurley struggled. He only had 35 yards and 10 carries in the Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots and had only four carries for 10 yards (and a touchdown) in the NFC title game vs. the New Orleans Saints.
Even though Gurley and the Los Angeles Rams insisted he was fine, many speculated that he was injured. On Tuesday, fellow Rams RB C.J. Anderson said he thinks Gurley was more injured than anyone knew:
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“He was more hurt than what we thought,” Anderson said. “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. Obviously I had surgery on my meniscus and once you have a knee, you always have a knee. 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.”
Whether or not Gurley has surgery this offseason remains to be seen, but it’s clear something wasn’t right down the stretch. Hopefully he enters the 2019 season fully healthy and ready to dominate again.