After the Rams' defeated the Chiefs on Monday Night Football back in Week 11, head coach Sean McVay admitted on his next-day conference call that running back Todd Gurley had been limited a bit after his ankle got rolled up on early in the contest.
"He pushed through, but that definitely was a little something that bothered him for sure," McVay said last Tuesday.
While Gurley's scoring streak came to an end, the running back still took 12 carries for 44 yards and had three receptions for 39 yards in the game. Gurley's most notable play was probably a 24-yard run up the middle to start a drive late in the third quarter. He followed that with an 11-yard reception, though it got called back due to a holding penalty.
Those plays were part of why McVay said even last week that he felt Gurley would be fine going forward. He reiterated that on Monday when asked about the star running back.
"He's feeling good," McVay said of Gurley. "Really, when I said that he had tweaked it a little bit, that was more of a result of some of the things that happened early. Todd continued to push through, did a great job. I thought he made a real big impact in some of the screens and different things later on and then had a couple tough, physical runs that ended up influencing the outcome of the game in a positive way for us.
"He's feeling good. I think the bye week served him really well and he's a tough player," McVay continued. "We expect him to be ready to go and 100 percent."
The players are off on Tuesday before getting back to work on prep for Detroit on Wednesday.