It's not Malcolm Butler who's bent, but a Super Bowl mystery can be solved.
Todd Gurley, whose use and productivity evaporated in the playoffs to the point where the MVP candidate was replaced by CJ Anderson, could, as suspect, be more banged than Los Angeles slipped.
Gurley had put the last two games in the regular season with an evil left knee and returned to the playoffs and was not on the NFC Championship or Super Bowl injury report. He insisted that he was ok, but his figure tells another story: A combined 14 carries 45 meters against the saints and patriots.
Anderson had to fill the void, and now he explains why.
"[Gurley] was really more evil than what we thought," Anderson said on FS1's "" Undisputed "Tuesday ." The damage was a little more than what everyone in the building thought, including himself. "
Anderson said while Gurley never informed him of the injury, he thought it was a sprained knee.
" Obviously the same knee injury he had previously had in his career, "Anderson said "Of course I had surgery on my meniscus and when you have a knee [injury] you always have a knee [injury]. So it gets worse and he got a lot of details earlier this year – of course he was one of the best rumors that was probably the case. "
It's not the same account that Ram's coach Sean McVay gave after the 13-3 Super Bowl loss, where Gurley rushed for 35 yards in 10 carries.
" Todd is healthy, "McVay said." We have just got a chance to get someone to go offensive and it starts with me. "