Todd Gurley‘s rehab from an ACL tear is progressing to the point where the St. Louis Rams running back is eyeing next month’s training camp for his return to the field.

“That is definitely a goal that I’m shooting for,” Gurley told NFL Media’s Tiffany Blackmon from the NFL Rookie Symposium Wednesday night. “Just to be able to get out there and do at least some individual stuff. It’s looking pretty realistic. This month I’ll be in St. Louis rehabbing, so hopefully I can aim for (training camp).”


Gurley sustained the injury nearly seven and a half months ago. During the Rams offseason workouts he’s been mostly relegated to rehab work, but was able to get some light walkthroughs in near the end of OTAs.

While most of his offseason work has consisted of mental reps, the rookie running back said he’s been picking up the offense.

“It’s been going pretty good,” Gurley said. “When we first came in with the rookies for minicamp, you get the install those three days and then OTAs came around, it kind of slows (the offense) down a little bit because you get to have more practices and a lot more meetings. So it’s been coming a long pretty good so far.”

The Rams will bring the No. 10 overall pick along slowly. But if he’s healthy come the start of September, Gurley could be a huge part of an offense that has deep question marks in the passing game. Teaming Gurley’s power with the likes of Tre Mason in the Rams backfield could provide a potent combo for a run-heavy team that relies on its defense to win games.

For his part, the rookie isn’t worried about the depth chart, just his health.

“Right now I’m just trying to get back on the field, that is one of my biggest goals right now,” he said.

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