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Todd Gurley is doubtful, Aqib Talib out for Rams vs. 49ers

Todd Gurley is doubtful, Aqib Talib out for Rams vs. 49ers

Judging by the Los Angeles Rams injury report, it appears Todd Gurley is unlikely to play in Sunday's clash against the San Francisco 49ers.

"It kind of caught us all off guard", Rams head coach Sean McVay said.

Normally, Gurley tends to be a workhorse at running back, but after the NFC Championship and Super Bowl made it clear that something was going on with his knee, the Rams have been doing their best to make sure they don't overwork him on offense.

Through five games this season, Gurley's rushed for 270 yards and five touchdowns on 64 carries.

The team has lost two straight games and is playing their divisional rivals, the San Francisco 49ers who just so happen to be undefeated.

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If Gurley is indeed out, it's likely veteran back Malcolm Brown will step in and carry the load out of the backfield.

"You feel something during the game and then I guess the adrenaline.", Gurley said Thursday, when asked about suffering the injury.

Though he has been healthy for all five games this season, Gurley has seen his workload cut dramatically thus far in 2019 relative to 2018.

Todd Gurley is doubtful and Aqib Talib has already been ruled out as both players came out of last week's loss to the Seahawks banged up.