Super Bowl 53 Injury Report: Rams Say Todd Gurley Isn’t Injured Despite Little Usage
Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Todd Gurley
- Get the latest on all the fantasy-relevant injuries with our Super Bowl 53 Injury Report, with updates on Rams running back Todd Gurley.
- Gurley played a career-low 32 snaps in the NFC Championship Game and had just five touches.
There really aren’t any injuries to speak of between the Rams and Patriots.
It’s not particularly surprising that the last two teams remaining are also two of the healthiest, although the usage of Todd Gurley during the Rams’ NFC Championship victory over the Saints was alarming. The NFL’s highest-paid back played a career-low 32 snaps and received just five total touches.
The most-surprising aspect of this puzzling usage is that Gurley later said it wasn’t due to his lingering knee injury. Rams head coach Sean McVay basically said he simply preferred recently-signed C.J. Anderson.
“It was a flow for the game … He’s going to have an instrumental role against whoever we play, whether it be the Patriots or the Chiefs. Today, that was just kind of the feel for the flow of the game. Not anything against Todd. C.J. did a nice job, but I think (the Saints) 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 managed to survive injuries to the likes of slot receiver Cooper Kupp (knee, IR) and defensive end Dominique Easley (knee, IR) this season, while the Patriots overcame key losses including first-round offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn (Achilles, IR) and Josh Gordon (suspended).
We’ll be tracking injuries and suspensions for every starter and fantasy-relevant player below, with updates until kickoff.
Daily practice participation will be included to give a clear idea of how healthy a player truly is. Official injury designations will be added once they are available, but the FantasyLabs Status will be updated throughout the week.
Super Bowl Injury Report
- DNP = Did Not Practice
- LP = Limited Practice
- FP = Full Practice