Todd Gurley Respects Chris Borland’s Decision to Retire
Football player, Todd Gurley, has said that he admires Chris Borland’s decision to retire from the NFL. Gurley is a Georgia running back, headed for the NFL draft. Borland, 24, retired suddenly after only playing for one season with the San Francisco 49ers, due to concerns about his safety and his long term health. Gurley was sympathetic to Borland’s decision, because he understands the fragility of a football career. He is still making a recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
He was not able to take part in pro day at his university, but he hopes to be ready to play full contact by July. This injury usually takes seven to ten months to heal, but Gurley, injured in November, may be ready for drills in minicamp, and could be back to normal by training camp. In response to being asked whether Borland’s situation makes him more aware of his long-term health, Gurley stated that he does think about it, but he tries to limit his worry. If it had not been for his ACL injury, Gurley would have been a top ten pick, but he will likely still be selected in the first or second round.