The Saint Louis Rams knew they were taking a big risk when they drafted Todd Gurley in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
The running back tore his ACL towards the tail end of last season at Georgia and was not able to take part in the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis before the draft, having had the reconstructive surgery only a month prior.
So, the Rams didn't know exactly how long their star half-back would be out. And now it seems he could miss the start of the season.
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There has been talk that Gurley wouldn't see the field in any of the Rams pre-season games as he looks to adjust to the pros, but things are even worse than that for the former Georgia Bulldog.
Missing Season Opener?
Gurley was speaking to SiriusXM NFL radio hosts Gil Brandt and Alex Marvez on Tuesday when he was asked if he'd be ready to start the season. His answer wasn't exactly encouraging for fans of the Rams.
"I don't know," Gurley said. "Hopefully within the next couple weeks I'll be able to do something else and keep progressing."
The Rams are bringing the running back along cautiously, with Gurley doing low impact stuff like footwork, catching practice, running routes and taking handoffs, basically nothing that requires any contact.
"Right now, we're not pushing anything," Gurley went on to say. "It's kind of taking it day-by-day and week-by-week. Whether it's Week 5 or Week 1, 10 years from now nobody is going to remember what you did the first five games. You've just got to take it easy."
If your fantasy league is drafting in the next week or so then it might be wise to lay off Gurley. The Rams running could be a risk not worth taking.