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Rams coach Sean McVay says Todd Gurley is ‘feeling great’

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The health of Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley has been a big topic of conversation over the last several months, but Rams head coach Sean McVay tried to set the minds of fans at ease during an appearance on The Jimmy Kimmel Show.

“He’s good. I think he’s feeling great,” McVay said of Gurley. “One of the things about Todd is, great competitor. I think he’s earned the right to be able to have the plan we had this offseason. I can’t wait to get him back going and I know he’s ready to go and it’s going to be fun for the Rams this year.”

Gurley has been dealing with knee issues since the end of the 2018 campaign, when he suffered a knee injury in Week 15 and missed the final two games of the regular season as a result. He then returned for the Divisional Round of the playoffs and looked just fine, gashing the Dallas Cowboys for 115 yards and a couple of touchdowns, but he was a virtual non-factor in the NFC Championship Game and the Super Bowl, sparking speculation that his left knee was still a problem.

The fact that Gurley has remained mostly mum about the status of his knee this offseason hasn’t exactly inspired any confidence that he will be good to go for 2019, with some wondering if the 24-year-old has arthritis.

Gurley is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he racked up 1,251 yards and a league-leading 17 touchdowns while averaging 4.9 yards per carry. In addition, he hauled in 59 receptions for 480 yards and four scores en route to a Pro Bowl appearance and a First-Team All-Pro selection.