The Los Angeles Rams have continually downplayed any issue with Todd Gurley's knee despite missed time during the team's run to the Super Bowl last season.

However, Travelle Gaines, Gurley's personal trainer, confirmed that the running back has arthritic issues stemming from an ACL tear in college. He downplayed any impact on Gurley's play.

"Everybody knew when Todd came out of Georgia that there would be some kind of arthritic component to his knee, which is part of every surgery whether it's a shoulder, a knee, an ankle," Gaines said.

"He's now at the year-five mark, all we're doing is managing that. If we can pound him less in the offseason while keeping his weight down, working on his strength, working on his agility in short areas, that's going to give him a better chance to be healthy Weeks 14 through 17 when they really count."