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Todd Gurley Was Held Out of Rams Practice Wednesday With Quad Injury

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 29: Todd Gurley #30 of the Los Angeles Rams warms up prior to kickoff of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Rams are currently on a two-game losing streak, as they prepare to face off against the NFC West-leading San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. However, the status for one of Los Angeles' key players is up in the air.

Running back Todd Gurley didn't participate in practice on Wednesday due to a quad injury. Rams head coach Sean McVay provided an explanation with the media, saying he's "day-to-day" with a left thigh contusion.

Health questions have followed Gurley ever since suffering a knee injury late last season, resulting in McVay bringing in CJ Anderson to split carries. Throughout the offseason, the Rams have stressed that Gurley is healthy, but he hasn't looked as explosive in 2019.

Through five games, Gurley has rushed for 270 yards and five touchdowns on 64 carries, while catching 14 passes for 68 yards. He has yet to rush for more than 100 yards in a game this season, and is carrying the ball just 12.8 times per game, down from 18.3 in 2018.

If Gurley can't go on Wednesday expect Malcolm Brown to see a sizable workload.