After the game, Rams coach Jeff Fisher revealed the malady and the reason for Gurley sitting out the season finale.
“He’s got a mild turf toe,” Fisher told reporters. “Nothing that’s going to set him back, nothing that’s going to be a problem for him. We didn’t feel like it was necessary to mess with it and create the possibility where we would damage the joint a little bit more. So we decided to hold him (out) today.”
The No. 10 overall pick in the 2015 Draft, Gurley was a revelation for the Rams during his injury-shortened debut season, surpassing 1,000 yards rushing, earning an invitation to the Pro Bowl and putting himself into consideration for the NFL’s offensive rookie of the year award.
Gurley rushed 229 times for 1,106 yards, an average of 4.8 yards per carry, and 10 touchdowns. He also caught 21 passes for 188 yards, giving him 1,294 total yards in 13 games.
The rookie running back finished third in the NFL in rushing yardage, behind only Adrian Peterson (1,485) and Doug Martin (1,402). He tied for fifth in the league in rushing touchdowns and tied for 16th in total touchdowns.