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Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley ruled out for showdown with 49ers

Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley carries the ball during an NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson / AP)
Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley carries the ball during an NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson / AP)
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LOS ANGELES – Rams running back Todd Gurley won’t play in Los Angeles’ divisional meeting with the unbeaten San Francisco 49ers on Sunday because of a bruised left thigh.

The Rams confirmed Gurley is out while signing running back John Kelly to the active roster Saturday.

Malcolm Brown is expected to make his second career start in Gurley’s place, with rookie Darrell Henderson as his backup.

Gurley missed practice all week after getting hurt in the Rams’ 30-29 loss at Seattle on Oct. 3. Despite the extra days off, Gurley will miss his first game of the season.

Gurley is 19th in the NFL with 270 yards rushing. His touches and snaps are down this season, although the Rams say they aren’t trying to preserve his health.

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