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Rams RB Todd Gurley says he has ‘nothing to prove’ after knee injury

Any discussion about the Los Angeles Rams’ 2019 outlook starts with a question about Todd Gurley’s knee. The injury kept Gurley out of several games late in the season, including a playoff game, and whether Gurley can return to the dominant level of production he’s had in past seasons will continue to be up in the air as training camps open.

Gurley sustained a torn ACL in college in Georgia and has arthritis in his knee that lingered throughout the year and may continue to be an issue in the future.

In an interview with Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt on Sirius XM NFL Radio, though, Gurley didn’t give much thought to the notion the knee injuries will slow him down. To him, he answered questions about what he can do last season.

“I don’t have nothing to prove,” Gurley said. “That’s the thing, I’ve been doing this my whole life. This is the same stuff for me over and over. It’s the same old stuff and I keep doing the same old thing. I really just play my game honestly. I don’t worry about too much. I just try to be as good as a teammate as I can and just help my team win honestly.”

It’s not so much Gurley’s playing style that might change in 2019, but rather the Rams usage of the two-time first-team All-Pro. Since the Super Bowl, both the Rams and Gurley have insisted the knee will be a non issue. Observations would seem to say otherwise, but we will find out soon, one way or another.