Terrell Davis tells TMZ Sports he is involved Todd Gurley would possibly by no means regain his previous type in Atlanta … saying an identical knee subject in 1999 triggered him to lose a everlasting step.
“I was never the same,” the Denver Broncos legend says.
Gurley tore his ACL in school at Georgia in 2014 … however did not have issues with the surgically repaired knee up until 2019 — when the Rams RB handled arthritis.
Gurley was nonetheless capable of run on it, however he clearly wasn’t the identical man … and following this previous season, the Rams straight-up cut him over the decline in his play.
Fortunately for the tailback, the Falcons imagine he is nonetheless obtained some juice left — they signed him straight away — however Davis tells us he is skeptical Gurley is usually a premier RB once more sooner or later.
“They said he had an arthritic knee,” stated Davis, who tore his ACL enjoying for the Broncos in 1999. “And, I said, ‘I’ve had that. I understand what it feels like.'”
Davis was compelled to retire earlier than the 2002 season … saying his arthritic knee made it unattainable for him to really feel like the identical dude that received a Super Bowl MVP only a few years prior.
“What happens is you feel like your knee — like you have just enough swelling in your knee, just enough, to where it doesn’t stop you from running, but you don’t have the full flexibility or mobility and you just feel like you’re just a second slower,” TD says.
“When you think about making a cut, it’s like the signal from your brain to your knee is like, it just comes just a fraction of a second too slow where your knee doesn’t respond to it. And, that’s what was happening for me.”
Don’t get it twisted … Davis nonetheless thinks Todd has greater than sufficient fuel left within the tank to be an efficient NFL RB — he is simply cautious in regards to the prospects of TG returning to famous person standing.
“If he could come out of this one year and have the attitude that, ‘I want to prove everybody wrong’ — which I feel Todd will — he could have a really good year.”