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Amendola has broken collarbone


The contract year of Rams receiver Danny Amendola has been abruptly interrupted by an injury that will knock him out of action for several weeks.

Per a team source, Amendola has a broken collarbone.

The injury came in the first half of Thursday night’s game, as Amendola dove in an effort to catch a third-down pass.  His angry reaction as he headed to the locker room, including the slamming of his helmet and the shouting of the “F” word hinted that it wasn’t a minor injury.

Amendola missed 15 games last year with a dislocated elbow.  He has 32 catches for 395 yards and two touchdowns on the season.

UPDATE 9:18 a.m. ET October 5:  After the game, conflicting accounts emerged regarding the initial diagnosis.  Here’s our new article that tries to sort it all out.

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44 Responses to “Amendola has broken collarbone”
  1. beavertonsteve says: Oct 4, 2012 11:26 PM

    I threw my Rams chip and dip helmet when I heard.

  2. johnnycash19 says: Oct 4, 2012 11:26 PM

    Terrible news. He is fun to watch and has worked hard to establish himself as a good NFL receiver. I hope he stays healthy because he could have a good career if he does.

  3. sunnyd89 says: Oct 4, 2012 11:30 PM

    Poor guy.

    but at least he will be playing for the Patriots in 2013

  4. scratchnsniffnblog says: Oct 4, 2012 11:35 PM

    Kevin Kolb is wishing for a broken collarbone so he doesn’t have to go back into the game.

  5. eastsideballa says: Oct 4, 2012 11:35 PM

    Maybe Rolando McClain needs to slam him again so he doesn’t curse on national TV.

  6. steelnation727 says: Oct 4, 2012 11:36 PM

    Terrible news get well soon

  7. brewcrewfan54 says: Oct 4, 2012 11:36 PM

    I put him in today on my fantasy team so this just makes sense.

  8. larrydavid7000 says: Oct 4, 2012 11:36 PM


  9. numberoneinthehoodg says: Oct 4, 2012 11:37 PM

    If you have the energy and pain tolerance to bang your head against the wall, then throw your helmet against another wall, then you can pick up your own damn helmet and patch the hole you left!

  10. jjrs89 says: Oct 4, 2012 11:37 PM

    I just traded for this guy yesterday in my league. Worst part is I got him from the guy I’m playin this week!

  11. patfic15 says: Oct 4, 2012 11:40 PM

    @beavertonsteve….what kinda of chips?

  12. ErikW65 says: Oct 4, 2012 11:41 PM

    Tough break for Amendola & Rams.

    Bigger story: in 6 drives to red zone for Kolb, 8 sacks & 0 TD.

  13. tebowslostvirginity says: Oct 4, 2012 11:42 PM

    The F word?…..fungdungle

  14. mickydubbslionsfan says: Oct 4, 2012 11:42 PM

    Sorry Rams fans, I gave him the kiss of death apparently by starting him on my fantasy team for the first time this week. Figures….

  15. rj88888 says: Oct 4, 2012 11:43 PM

    He made a highlight reel catch on the first drive. Get well soon Eric. Hope to see more great plays soon.

  16. rj88888 says: Oct 4, 2012 11:45 PM

    Get well soon Danny . I apologize for messing up your name.

  17. Bearfan54 says: Oct 4, 2012 11:46 PM

    I keep thinking his last name is Areola.

  18. ErikW65 says: Oct 4, 2012 11:55 PM

    Make that 9 sacks (and a fumble) for Kolb.

    Now what Arizona?

  19. pop562 says: Oct 4, 2012 11:55 PM

    out several weeks? that means he will be back this season…which is good news…danny is exciting to watch and this dude catches everything…get well soon brother.

  20. joeybrownerguy says: Oct 4, 2012 11:56 PM

    No estimate on how long he’ll be out? One would think that if football gossip/news was someone’s job they would include the typical time this injury takes to heal. That’s kind of an important part to this story, right?

  21. omniscient48 says: Oct 4, 2012 11:58 PM

    Terrible news for this guy who is an outstanding receiver.

  22. willkerns says: Oct 5, 2012 12:06 AM

    Killing my fantasy team 2 years in a row.

  23. cowboyscanada says: Oct 5, 2012 12:34 AM

    Bad luck for him! Gutsy player,,,wish he was still a Cowboy.

  24. romo2dez88 says: Oct 5, 2012 12:38 AM

    Austin Amendola?? Or is it Danny Collie???

  25. mikelitoris1 says: Oct 5, 2012 1:01 AM

    Already pre-ordered my Plaxico Rams jersey.

  26. kowboydmac says: Oct 5, 2012 1:45 AM

    Some might see his reaction and think less of him, but I see it as more of a tribute to that inner warrior he has.

    So frustrating to see a young, budding talent who could rival Wes Welkers productivity get hurt so often.

    Can’t blame the guy at all for being massively frustrated, and I respect him for keeping his composure ON the field and ON the sidelines. Not sure I agree with the cameras following him into the locker room area, but cest la vie.

    God Speed Amendola!

  27. 4512dawg4512 says: Oct 5, 2012 5:26 AM

    Bring in T.O! Bradford needs him!

  28. burgundyandgold says: Oct 5, 2012 5:28 AM

    I don’t wish injury on anyone but Jeff Fisher’s team is dirty and what goes around comes around. Karma.

  29. seahawks80 says: Oct 5, 2012 5:35 AM

    Damn, another bad break for Danny (no pun intended). Even as a Seahawks fan I have alot of respect for this guy. Good player and a good person, I hope he gets healthy and gets back on the field soon.

  30. anthonyverna says: Oct 5, 2012 6:02 AM

    I can’t wait for Gruden to pontificate about being Amendola’s inability to stay healthy on MNF.

  31. savior72 says: Oct 5, 2012 6:39 AM

    Ahh, he only needs one arm to catch anyways!

  32. nikkodawg says: Oct 5, 2012 6:59 AM

    “His angry reaction as he headed to the locker room, including the slamming of his helmet and the shouting of the “F” word hinted that it wasn’t a minor injury.”

    Could you imagine if Cutler did this? He would be an immature baby.

    But if he didn’t do this, he wouldn’t care and lacks passion.

  33. oriolesvsravens says: Oct 5, 2012 7:24 AM

    It’s sad. Could he possibly be the best player left from that Dallas Cowboys hardknocks?

  34. pixelito says: Oct 5, 2012 7:30 AM

    Don’t build your passing game around 5 foot white guys.

  35. steelernationfartsinyourfaceandwinschampionships says: Oct 5, 2012 7:45 AM

    He can’t stay healthy. Why do you think the Steelers passed on him in the draft?

  36. sj39 says: Oct 5, 2012 8:12 AM

    “Poor guy.

    but at least he will be playing for the Patriots in 2013”

    Amendola is injury prone but a great player with honor and integrity. He would never play for cheaters. Just can’t see him going to the Patriots***.

  37. rjg427 says: Oct 5, 2012 8:13 AM

    This guy gives an all-out effort each week..its too bad he has a POS of a quarterback thats so inaccuarate, that he puts him in these high-risk play situations every week..the pass before that was a pass leading him right into a linebacker..

    If the pass was on target he wouldnt have had to dive for this ball in the first place..

    they say bradford lacks weapons, but bradford is his own worst enemy because hes constantly knocking out his own best weapons

  38. searchingwithmygoodeyeclosed says: Oct 5, 2012 8:15 AM

    Well @ least he will be back for the playoffs…wait…he plays for the Rams. Nevermind.

  39. londonfletcher59 says: Oct 5, 2012 8:51 AM

    This is what happens when you target a guy 857 times every week. Something’s going to happen eventually.

  40. SparkyGump says: Oct 5, 2012 9:14 AM

    This guy plays with heart and leaves it all on the field. Any team would be lucky to have a guy like this on his roster. Jerry Jones was his typical shortsighted self when he cut him. I wish him all the best.

  41. maverick5266 says: Oct 5, 2012 9:18 AM

    Danny was the coolest storyline during the Cowboys hardknocks season. I have been a fan of his ever since. It is fun to watch him, because he has the intensity you wish all the players on your team had. Get well soon man, see you in six to eight weeks.

    P.S. I bet you that the crypt keeper AKA Jerry Jones would love to have that practice squad decision back.

  42. knackstermyea says: Oct 5, 2012 10:27 AM

    Guess Amendola ain’t built “Ram Tough”

  43. dukemarc says: Oct 5, 2012 10:49 AM

    That guy is made of glass.

  44. norcalmikey says: Oct 5, 2012 11:00 AM

    Of course he’s injured. Just like everyone else in this thread I started him this week.

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