Todd Gurley injury update: Rams RB (knee) expected to practice, play vs. Cowboys

Todd Gurley injury update: Rams expecting star RB (knee) to play vs. Cardinals

The bye week to start the playoffs has been good to the Rams.

Head coach Sean McVay told reporters on a conference call that running back Todd Gurley, who sat out the team’s final two games of the regular season with knee soreness, will practice this week and is expected to play Saturday against the Cowboys in the divisional round.

“We anticipate (Gurley and Lamarcus Joyner) being full participants when we get back on Tuesday,” McVay said Sunday (via the team’s website). “Todd’s good, he’s feeling good. 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.”

Gurley, 24, said last week he was most concerned about his cardio after a few weeks off the field, but McVay seemed confident in his back’s ability to produce, regardless.

“He’s shown that he can play at a really high level even if he’s coming off a little bit of a break,” McVay said (via the Los Angeles Times). “So, that’s kind of what we’re hoping.”

Before his injury, Gurley ran for 1,251 yards and 17 touchdowns and added 580 yards and four touchdowns receiving.

Dallas rolls into L.A. Memorial Coliseum on Saturday with kickoff scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET.