Running back Todd Gurley (knee) was back on the field on Wednesday for the Rams’ most strenuous practice of the week. And while he was plenty active during the portion of the session open to media, Gurley was listed as a limited participant on Los Angeles’ injury report.
It’s worth noting that when a player is listed as limited, it means that he simply took fewer than 100 percent of his normal reps.
Following Wednesday’s practice, Gurley himself said that while it’s been a process, his knee feels good.
“Was out on the field today. It felt good being out there, getting some reps, trying to get full speed and just work on accelerating and decelerating,” Gurley said.
Prior to practice, head coach Sean McVay told the media that Gurley came in on Wednesday morning in a kidding mood.
“He got a kick out of joking with me that he was real sore today. I didn't think it was that funny,” McVay said with a smile.
“He's feeling good,” McVay added. “We’re going to follow a normal routine as when he's been going this season. He didn't have any soreness from yesterday and he's going to take part in practice. He was out there for the walk-thru this morning. So, very good news on that front.”
With the running back having been out since Week 16, McVay has been clear all week that he expects Gurley to play in Saturday’s game against Dallas. And Gurley was still in a good mood when talking with the media, joking that he’s not too tired of questions about his knee at this point.
“Nah, I mean, that’s what y’all are gonna ask about,” Gurley said, lightheartedly. “I haven’t been on the field the last three weeks, so it’s like, ‘Why is Todd not on the field?’ It’s his knee. So you want to know how his knee’s doing. And you get an update. And then I don’t have to keep getting Tweets and Instagrams all day. They can just watch this video, see how my knee’s doing, and they’re either going to believe it or think I’m lying.
"But it’s cool,” Gurley continued. “I’m really just eager to just get back on the field and just see how it responds. And then, hopefully, you’ll have some new questions next week.”
Elsewhere on Los Angeles’ injury report, safety Lamarcus Joyner (ankle) was once again a full participant.
“He's doing good. He's made good progress,” McVay said of Joyner. “I think that bye week served him really well, especially even just getting him a chance to really recover missing the last game of the season. He's feeling good. He's in good spirits and we're expecting him to be full speed and ready to roll.”
Safety Blake Countess (concussion) and defensive lineman Ethan Westbrooks (thigh) were listed as limited on Wednesday’s report.
Notably on the other side, wide receiver Cole Beasley (ankle) did not practice for the second day in a row. Beasley caught three passes for 28 yards and returned a punt for seven yards in Dallas’ Wild Card victory over Seattle.
Below is the full injury report for both teams.