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Rams fear Donnie Avery won't play again in 2010

Though the diagnosis can’t be confirmed without an MRI exam, the early news regarding the knee injury suffered by Rams receiver Donnie Avery isn’t good. 

Adam Caplan of reports that the Rams fear receiver Donnie Avery, who injured his right knee against the Patriots on Thursday night, will miss the rest of the season.

As Caplan explains it, team doctors can check for loose ligaments via manipulation of the knee.

Without Avery, the job of catching passes from Sam Bradford or A.J. Feeley or someone else will fall to Laurent Robinson, Keenan Burton, Mardy Gilyard, Danny Amendola, Jordan Kent, Brandon Gibson, Brandon McRae, Dominique Curry, and/or Danario Alexander.

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37 Responses to “Rams fear Donnie Avery won't play again in 2010”
  1. bbeer says: Aug 26, 2010 10:54 PM

    yeah ok im a rams fan and we’re screwed. screwed. I’ve heard of none of these guys minus LR and Burton…but that’s only because I like the rams too much……

  2. Mean Leroy Brown says: Aug 26, 2010 10:56 PM

    who? who? who? who? who? who? who? who? who? and/or who?

  3. ICEWALKER says: Aug 26, 2010 10:58 PM

    Bring on that 18 game schedule………
    This would have been week one, (week 3 of preseason) which would mean this injury would be OK because it happened when the games count.
    Look, it doesn’t matter if it’s preseason or playoffs….injuries are going to happen.
    Just stirring the puddin’…..
    I feel bad for Rams fans and Mr. Avery. Donnie Avery was a bright spot on a dark team. Maybe some new star will shine in his absence.

  4. ArtieLange says: Aug 26, 2010 11:01 PM

    Mark my words….
    Laurent Robinson will step up and put up some
    good numbers this year. Loved him when he was
    with the Falcons.

  5. LighTsouT says: Aug 26, 2010 11:02 PM

    Ouch. I think Laurent can be the #1 that Donnie couldn’t be last season if he can stay healthy, Amendola can play the #3 slot receiver role, Gibson, Gilyard, or Kent can play outside. I think the Rams should still be okay, even if it’d be a tough break.

  6. Steeler79 says: Aug 26, 2010 11:03 PM

    There is some talent among those receivers but problem is they don’t have a number 1. Laurent Robinson has the talent of a number 1 but there’s no way he stays healthy.

  7. greenmachine says: Aug 26, 2010 11:17 PM

    someone give me some fantasy help.
    whos gonna be the second receiver behind laurent robinson? danny amendola, keenan burton, or mardy gilyard

  8. greenmachine says: Aug 26, 2010 11:18 PM


  9. sabotslugs43 says: Aug 26, 2010 11:23 PM

    He was touched by Welker as he was carted off. He has been blessed and will have a expeditious recovery.

  10. cswitzer21 says: Aug 26, 2010 11:23 PM

    mardy gilyard is the kid from cincy that had a great senior year last season.

  11. 90ragtop says: Aug 26, 2010 11:24 PM

    I do believe that this is the very first “no name offense” in NFL history…

  12. Dustin Chandler says: Aug 26, 2010 11:32 PM

    Amendola and Robinson are ok.
    but yeah… you might want to look for someone… maybe Antonio Bryant?!?!

  13. Slingin says: Aug 26, 2010 11:33 PM

    Amendola is a return man, and he was a beast last year, my fantasy league has return yards and he was a viable play option on account of it.

  14. Jack Burton says: Aug 26, 2010 11:33 PM

    Bradford better hope that TE has games like tonight all seasons or he’s a dead man.

  15. benjua says: Aug 26, 2010 11:42 PM

    brandon gibson will have a satisfactory season this year (60-70, 900-1050, 5-7) and then break out big next season. mark it.

  16. PurpleNGold says: Aug 26, 2010 11:46 PM

    fear is a good way to describe this. my condolences.

  17. Sow Crates says: Aug 26, 2010 11:46 PM

    Honestly, I think Laurent Robinson can be as good as Donnie Avery, he simply hasn’t stayed healthy since his first year with the Falcons when he caught 37 balls for 437 yards.
    Avery/Robinson was not going to be a sexy combination, but I thought the Rams would be okay for Bradford year 1 with those two.
    Without him, it’s Laurent Robinson + a bagful of mysteries.
    If the Broncos drop Brandon Stokley, St Louis should be the first on the phone for him.

  18. Steeler79 says: Aug 26, 2010 11:47 PM

    “yeah ok im a rams fan and we’re screwed. screwed. I’ve heard of none of these guys minus LR and Burton…but that’s only because I like the rams too much……”
    So you haven’t heard of Gilyard, the guy you just drafted? There is some talent among the WRs there but not a #1

  19. TheSleepness says: Aug 26, 2010 11:52 PM

    ah this is a very tough loss for the Rams but sometimes a team needs this…remember what happened the last time the rams seemed dead in the water heading into the 1999 season.

  20. Unnamed Source says: Aug 26, 2010 11:53 PM

    If mardy Gilyard is half as good in real life as he is in madden 11 the rams will be fine

  21. Tinbender says: Aug 26, 2010 11:54 PM

    It’s so refreshing to hear about the Rams, the Cards, Vikings, Browns, Bengals, etc, and nothing about the dysfunctional Raiders.
    Go Raiders!

  22. Jagmankane says: Aug 26, 2010 11:56 PM

    Big loss, but you can’t get any worse than 4th so they have that going for them… which is nice.
    For real though, Gilyard is a good young wideout, no? Wasn’t he drafted this year?

  23. INTENSEG says: Aug 27, 2010 12:20 AM

    Gilyard was very good receiver at U of Cincy but it will be interesting and see if he will have the year I know he is capable of. Otherwise they are screwed

  24. RaidenXX7 says: Aug 27, 2010 12:28 AM

    your a rams fan and you have only heard of those too?
    your a terrible fan
    Gibsons pretty good
    Gilyard is a big play threat like Avery
    Amendola is has been compared to Wes Welker so many times. Burton barley touche the field compared to those 3.

  25. CHIEF ZEE says: Aug 27, 2010 12:32 AM

    I was surprised to see that the Patriot fans actually had class (unlike their coach) by giving Avery a standing applause as he was carted off.

  26. agenice says: Aug 27, 2010 12:34 AM

    no MRI yet? and already calling him out for the season?
    i’m not saying he won’t be out, i’m just saying that people should wait until the final results come in.
    Stupid media.. always have to be first, instead of right.

  27. Zukny says: Aug 27, 2010 12:43 AM

    Brandon Gibson can be a great 3rd receiver, and Ammendola is a quality PR/4th receiver. Laurent Robinson seemed to show a lot of promise last year before the injury to him..
    I would say Donnie Avery getting hurt, – Hurts this team, but at the same time I think the WR core is better this year then last.

  28. HarrisonHits says: Aug 27, 2010 1:27 AM

    Bad luck for Avery and the Rams. All those no name receivers have a chance to make a name for themselves this year. They can either step up and excel at what they do, or remain nameless, faceless players to most fans, but the opportunity is definitely there for every one of them.

  29. foz says: Aug 27, 2010 1:42 AM

    As others have said, there’s definitely talent there but no true #1.
    Cheer up, Rams fans. There’s a good chance that come next year, A.J. Green will be catching passes from Bradford.

  30. Dave The Panther says: Aug 27, 2010 5:19 AM

    2011 NFL DRAFT The St. Louis Rams Select….

  31. Iron Mike Tyson says: Aug 27, 2010 8:26 AM

    Gibson and Amendola, former eagles. lots of talent, gonna be a big year for these two young studs

  32. nastydog says: Aug 27, 2010 8:41 AM

    Go and give up a 1 and 3 to the Boltz make Bradford and A.J. both look good…

  33. theycallme_iPod says: Aug 27, 2010 9:35 AM

    90ragtop says:
    August 26, 2010 11:24 PM
    I do believe that this is the very first “no name offense” in NFL history…
    Erm, Steven Jackson?

  34. tommyboyone says: Aug 27, 2010 9:45 AM

    I agree Iron Mike. I think Gibson in particular, he’s not a #1 but he can get open and doesn’t drop the ball. Good chance for young gus to grow with Bradford, if he stays off his back.

  35. Mikey says: Aug 27, 2010 10:04 AM

    The Saints will only keep 5 WR on their roster. The odd man out on that roster is Adrian Arrington (3rd year guy from Michigan), and I don’t see him making it on the Saints unless there is an injury to one the top 5 guys. He’s a good reciever, but there’s just no room for him. I think he could be a quality NFL reciever if, 1. he stays healthy enough to stay on the field, and 2. he can get a legitimate shot. This may be a good opportunity for him. Keep your eyes out for this kid, Ram Fan.

  36. Ray says: Aug 27, 2010 10:29 AM

    Vincent Jackson, Vincent Jackson, Vincent Jackson….

  37. minhw0714 says: Aug 27, 2010 11:53 AM

    Rams should be speed dialing AJ Smith in San Diego any minute now. They need V. Jackson

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