Rams' Jeff Fisher says rookie Todd Gurley unlikely to play in preseason
Rams rookie running back Todd Gurley may not play at all in the preseason.
Head coach Jeff Fisher told NFL Network that Gurley, the team's first-round selection, will move along slowly in his recovery from an ACL tear he suffered last season at Georgia.
“We are going to take our time. I don't have to see him in a preseason game to play him in a regular season game,” Fisher said. “It's unlikely that you'll see him in a preseason game, because he's got some work to do. There is a significant difference between eight months and 10 months and he's about eight and a half months right now. So he's a few weeks away.”
Fisher said Gurley has picked up the Rams offense quickly and that he'll return to some type of timeshare with second-year tailback Tre Mason. Fisher has been happy with both backs early.
Gurley, 21, the No. 10 pick in the draft, rushed for 3,285 yards and scored 42 total touchdowns in three seasons at Georgia.
Mason, 22, ran for 765 yards and averaged 4.3 yards per carry with five total touchdowns for St. Louis as a rookie.
- Jeremy Woo