Top ten pick Todd Gurley is one step closer to making his debut on an NFL field.
On Monday evening, it was announced that the former Georgia Bulldogs standout, who is recovering from a torn ACL that ended his collegiate career, has been cleared to practice with the St. Louis Rams.
Gurley was previously cleared for light work, but now he will be able to be a full-go.
Of course, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher is once again standing firm on the notion that Gurley will be brought along slowly.
“We’re gonna progress him slowly, but he’ll be able to participate in the 7-on-7 team drills,” Fisher said. via NFL.com. “Up to this point, he’s just participated in the 1-on-1s. So we’ll take it slow but it’ll be fun to get him on the practice field.
“We’re just gonna slowly increase his reps and see how he progresses. He may need a day off here and there, but it’s good news. Dr. (James) Andrews was really pleased with his progress, the way he’s cutting. He’ll be with a brace, he’ll have to continue to wear the brace.”
Previous reports indicate Gurley could miss the first few games of the season, but it is promising to see he has been cleared to get back on the practice field.
After all, there is no better way to get up to speed in the NFL than to have hands on work.
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