How were the Patriots able to limit the Rams' Todd Gurley in the Super Bowl?
His teammate, C.J. Anderson shed some light on it Tuesday.
Gurley led the NFL in combined rushing and receiving TDs in 2018 with 21, yet his usage in the NFC Championship Game and Super Bowl was curious - if he was truly healthy.
Gurley had 10 carries in the 13-3 loss to the Patriots after having just four in the NFC title win over the Saints. Rams coach Sean McVay had said "knee inflammation" had slowed Gurley after he was injured Dec. 16 against the Eagles and Gurley and the team insisted he was healthy for the postseason.
Gurley's teammate, C.J. Anderson, whom the Rams signed to back up Gurley before Week 16, told FS1's "Undisputed" of his teammate, “He was more hurt than what we thought,” Anderson said. “The injury was a little bit more than what everybody in the building thought, including himself.”
“Yeah, he’d never really tell me,” said Anderson, who added Gurley never was specific about the injury but indicated it was a sprained knee.
“It was tough. I would say sprained knee. Obviously, I had surgery on my meniscus and once you have a knee, you always have a knee. So it aggravates and if he was getting a lot of touches earlier in the year — obviously him being one of the best backs, that probably was the case."
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