Rams rule out Todd Gurley, Aqib Talib vs. 49ers

Shalise Manza YoungYahoo Sports Contributor

As the Los Angeles Rams look to get back on a winning path this weekend against one of their NFC West rivals, they’ll be playing without three of the Pro Bowlers on their roster.

Gurley doubtful, Talib and Matthews out

On Friday, the Rams’ final Week 6 injury report revealed that running back Todd Gurley was listed as doubtful with a quadriceps injury, a report from ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry later reported that Gurley is indeed out.

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Gurley played in a season-high 93 percent of the Rams’ offensive snaps last Thursday, and won’t be ready to play despite the longer-than-usual time between games. Without Gurley, the Rams will turn to back-up Malcolm Brown to shoulder the load with third-round rookie Darrell Henderson likely pitching in for the first time this season.

Cornerback Aqib Talib is also dealing with a rib injury, and linebacker Clay Matthews is still out with a broken jaw.

Los Angeles hosts the undefeated San Francisco 49ers on Sunday afternoon; San Francisco is playing on a short week, having beaten the Cleveland Browns on Monday night.

Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley is doubtful for Sunday. (AP)
Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley is doubtful for Sunday. (AP)

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