Los Angeles Rams’ star running back Todd Gurley has addressed the injury rumors heading into the Super Bowl.
Gurley, who was sidelined for the final two games of the NFL’s regular season with a knee injury, had one of his worst showings of the season in the NFC Championship Game win over the New Orleans Saints.
The star running back had just four carries for 10 yards and 1 touchdown in the overtime win over the Saints.
Gurley was on the bench for most of the contest, holding his helmet and trying to stay warm (or loosen up).
The Rams’ running back says he’s not injured, though. He just had a bad game.
“I was sorry as hell today,” Gurley told reporters after the game. “I was sorry. So, C.J. did his thing and the whole team did its thing.”
Rams’ head coach Sean McVay addressed the situation after the game:
“That was just kind of the feel for the flow of the game that we had,” McVay said. “Not anything against Todd. C.J. did a nice job, but I thought that they did a nice job as a whole, slowing down our run game, and we kind of just had to grind some things out.”
The Rams were able to get past the Saints without a big game from Gurley, but they’ll need him at a high level to beat the Patriots.