playCruz: Rams defense will come to play (1:25)Victor Cruz likes the Rams to get the win over the 49ers. (1:25)3:41 PM ETLindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times
Previously covered the Falcons
Has covered the NBA and college football and basketballTHOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, a Rams spokesperson said Saturday.Gurley is dealing with a thigh contusion that he suffered in a Week 5 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.Malcolm Brown is expected to start in place of Gurley, and it’s also anticipated that rookie Darrell Henderson, a third-round pick from Memphis, will see action.Brown has rushed for 114 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries. Henderson has played only two snaps this season, both in a Week 1 win over the Carolina Panthers.On Saturday, the Rams also made a roster move to add depth at running back, promoting John Kelly from the practice squad to the active roster. In a corresponding move, receiver Nsimba Webster was waived.Gurley’s absence leaves the Rams without several key starters against the undefeated 49ers. Cornerback Aqib Talib has been ruled out because of a rib injury and outside linebacker Clay Matthews also is sidelined after undergoing surgery to repair a broken jaw.
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