St. Louis Rams rookie running back Todd Gurley has been cleared to return to practice for the first time since tearing his ACL last November in college with Georgia, head coach Jeff Fisher announced Monday.
“We’re gonna progress him slowly, but he’ll be able to participate in the 7-on-7 team drills,” Fisher told reporters, according to NFL.com. “Up to this point, he’s just participated in the 1-on-1s. So we’ll take it slow but it’ll be fun to get him on the practice field.”
The Rams selected Gurley with the 10th pick in this spring’s draft and subsequently traded away second-leading rusher Zac Stacy. Gurley rushed for 3,285 yards in three seasons with the Bulldogs, averaging 6.4 yards per carry.
Fisher reiterated Monday that Gurley will not play in either of the Rams’ two remaining preseason games. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported earlier this month that Gurley will likely miss regular season games as he continues to recover from his injury.
- Dan Gartland