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Re: no REAL story about him being "broken down"...but yeah he does have an arthritic knee

July 11, 2019 12:27PM
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waterfield
"Faulk did. He played well in 2001 on a knee that was worse than Gurley's is now."

But how do "we" know that? Do any of us really "know" what the condition of Gurley's knee is other than what we "read". The only people who "know" the extent of FAulks injuries and whatever limitations may or may not have been placed on him are Faulk's medical personnel and Faulk himself. Same with Gurley. Other than that its strictly heresay when it comes to writers. -some of which focus on the positive (i.e. Gurley's comments himself) some of which focus on the negative. Moreover, trying to compare one players injury to another is problematic. ? Our bodies are all unique. Some people have a much harder time recovering from an injury where another person with the identical injury won't.

I would also keep in mind that asking a football player -paid to play football-how his injury is progressing is far different than a doctor asking you or me how are we coming along after an injury.

At bottom here is how will our tailback play this coming season.. If he plays well we can "surmise" his arthritic knee was certainly manageable. If he plays sparingly or poor we will likely "surmise" his knee is the reason.

We shall see.

Faulk in 2001 was bone on bone.

Do we have even slight hints that Gurley is that way?

Oh and btw it took Faulk years after that before he hung it up. Yet his post-surgical knee was about as bad as it is possible to get.

Plus I base it on Farr discussing this, and Farr is closer to the locker room than we are. He directly said Faulk's knee in 2001 was worse than Gurley is now. And he knows both players close-up. He even said that he (Farr) retired because of his own knee, but Faulk's knee which was worse than his did not keep him from playing well. The consensus of any reliable professional reporter who is near the lockerroom echoes Farr on Gurley.

Nothing I say about any of this is based on what Gurley says or what the Rams say.

The issue with the knee though is that it can flare-up with pain and inflammation. That happened twice last year, once in game 1. Yet from game 3 to game 10 he was highly productive. That already suggests that yes it can flare up and then calm down.

Nothing said about his knee indicates he will be a diminished runner overall... the actual danger is that sometimes it can flare up again in the pain/swelling way, and then he has to rest. That might happen, it might not.










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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/11/2019 12:31PM by zn.
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  Todd Gurley says.....

NewMexicoRam668July 10, 2019 04:46PM

  Re: Todd Gurley says..... The Gurley man ready to explode

Florida_Ram237July 10, 2019 05:50PM

  no REAL story about him being "broken down"...but yeah he does have an arthritic knee

zn218July 10, 2019 06:43PM

  well said nm

Ram4945July 11, 2019 08:34AM

  Re: no REAL story about him being "broken down"...but yeah he does have an arthritic knee

waterfield84July 11, 2019 11:04AM

  Re: no REAL story about him being "broken down"...but yeah he does have an arthritic knee

zn81July 11, 2019 12:27PM

  Re: no REAL story about him being "broken down"...but yeah he does have an arthritic knee

waterfield66July 11, 2019 01:44PM

  Re: no REAL story about him being "broken down"...but yeah he does have an arthritic knee

zn82July 11, 2019 02:01PM

  Re: no REAL story about him being "broken down"...but yeah he does have an arthritic knee

waterfield39July 11, 2019 08:19PM

  Re: no REAL story about him being "broken down"...but yeah he does have an arthritic knee

zn43July 11, 2019 08:51PM

  Re: no REAL story about him being "broken down"...but yeah he does have an arthritic knee

waterfield35July 12, 2019 06:37AM

  Re: no REAL story about him being "broken down"...but yeah he does have an arthritic knee

zn33July 12, 2019 07:51AM

  no REAL story about him being "broken down." Enlightening

Florida_Ram85July 11, 2019 02:57PM

  okay

zn81July 11, 2019 04:15PM

  Gurley approaching milestones

LMU9353July 12, 2019 04:50AM

  Re: Gurley approaching milestones

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