McVay: Gurley and Joyner should be full participants in practice on Tuesday

After a thrilling finish to Wild Card weekend, the Rams now know they’ll be playing the Cowboys at 5:15 p.m. this upcoming Saturday at the Coliseum.

And just after the conclusion of the Eagles-Bears matchup in Chicago, head coach Sean McVay had good news on both running back Todd Gurley and safety Lamarcus Joyner.

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“We anticipate those guys being full participants when we get back on Tuesday,” McVay said on a Sunday evening conference call with L.A. media.

Gurley missed the last two games of the regular season with a knee injury. And Joyner was out for Week 17 after suffering an ankle injury against the Cardinals in the penultimate regular-season contest.

The running back has been making steady progress, with McVay noting late last week that Gurley had been running on the Alter-G treadmill — which lessens the percentage of a player’s body weight to aid in the rehab process.

And on Sunday, Gurley was able to participate in the Rams’ on-field activities.

“Todd’s good, he’s feeling good,” McVay said. “We had a little bit of a walk-thru/jog-thru today, and he’s been in good spirits. So I would anticipate that he would be ready to practice and be good to go this week.”

For both Gurley and Joyner, the rest at the end of the regular season combined with the bye week has likely sped up their recovery time.

“I think both of those guys, having had that last week off to get themselves another extra week to get themselves feeling healthy — and, really, the bye week as well,” McVay said.

With the Divisional round game coming on Saturday, the Rams players will be off on Monday before getting to work on a normal three-day practice schedule on Tuesday.

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