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Rams’ Amendola, Mikell injured

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Rams receiver Danny Amendola got off to a very fast start on Thursday night, reeling in a 44-yard catch that set up a touchdown on the Rams’ first possession. But when trying to make a spectacular catch in the second quarter, he came up injured.

Amendola made what at first appeared to be a long diving catch on third-and-long, but the Cardinals challenged the ruling on the field, and on replay the referee ruled that Amendola didn’t have possession until after the ball hit the ground. Worse, Amendola came up in pain and left the game with a shoulder injury.

NFL Network cameras caught Amendola screaming and throwing his helmet after he stepped into the locker room. It wasn’t clear whether Amendola was upset because he lost the catch, or because he is worried he has a serious injury.

Later in the second quarter, Rams safety Quintin Mikell took a knee to the helmet and fell to the ground awkwardly, and players on both teams who saw Mikell motionless on the ground appeared to be worried that he was severely injured. But after being attended to by the medical staff for a couple minutes, Mikell walked off the field and looked OK.

Late in the second quarter, the Rams lead 10-3.

UPDATE 10:20 p.m. ET: Rams coach Jeff Fisher confirmed that Amendola will not return.

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20 Responses to “Rams’ Amendola, Mikell injured”
  1. mrvikingsfan11 says: Oct 4, 2012 9:51 PM

    Unreal, he was so good, missed last year with arm injury and now this after he was getting on a role, keep your head up Danny, you are a superstar so keep your head up and come back strong again next year.

  2. jeremyb91 says: Oct 4, 2012 9:53 PM

    Considering he threw his helmet with his non-throwing hand and screamed a work that rhymes with truck and another obscenity, I’d think he has a somewhat serious injury like a broken collarbone or a shoulder injury.

  3. jusford says: Oct 4, 2012 9:53 PM

    And fantasy owners are throwing their remotes.

  4. berniemadoffsides says: Oct 4, 2012 9:55 PM

    NFL Network cameras caught Amendola screaming and throwing his helmet after he stepped into the locker room. It wasn’t clear whether Amendola was upset because he lost the catch, or because he is worried he has a serious injury.

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    Gonna bet on “worried he has a serious injury.”

  5. phreakin says: Oct 4, 2012 9:59 PM

    Twitter people are saying Amendola has a broken collarbone

  6. rj88888 says: Oct 4, 2012 10:03 PM

    Looked like a broken collar bone by his painful expressions. He was starting to become a big asset to the Rams offense.

  7. changsteinelgamal says: Oct 4, 2012 10:10 PM

    Did Eisen just say “face raped”?

  8. habsfanatic says: Oct 4, 2012 10:11 PM

    Looked like a collarbone injury based on the trainer’s sideline tests, too bad…

  9. duncanthecat says: Oct 4, 2012 10:15 PM

    Crystal Danny Amendola breaksdown AGAIN.

    The guy would better serve himself playing in a flag league.

  10. easyrider1903 says: Oct 4, 2012 10:15 PM

    Man this guy just cant shake the injury bug. Must be the
    collarbone.

  11. bjtodd says: Oct 4, 2012 10:28 PM

    Broken clavicle, 6 weeks-back this year

  12. pop562 says: Oct 4, 2012 10:31 PM

    Season ending injury? Probably out 6 games…

  13. igglesiggles says: Oct 4, 2012 10:34 PM

    definitely collarbone. He’ll be back in 4-6 weeks.

  14. mickydubbslionsfan says: Oct 4, 2012 10:47 PM

    Sorry Rams fans, I gave him the kiss of death by finally starting him on my fantasy team. Figures…..

  15. bigbluebruiser says: Oct 4, 2012 10:54 PM

    He may now have to sign a one-year “prove-it” deal in free agency. Dude probably lost a big pay day, and he knew it.

  16. flsnupe says: Oct 4, 2012 11:07 PM

    Game extremely violent tonight. And the the thing is all of the hits are legal. NFL cannot “cleanup” this part of the game.

  17. mydadyourmom says: Oct 4, 2012 11:55 PM

    buh bye.

  18. orcahawk says: Oct 5, 2012 12:58 AM

    Watching these two teams beat each other into a pulp warms my heart. Please – continue.

    Sincerely, Seahawk Fan.

  19. discosucs2005 says: Oct 5, 2012 4:22 AM

    This poor guy. Even as a 49er fan I feel bad for him because he definitely has potential to be an above average player. Sometimes I hate that sports has so much luck (avoiding injuries, ect.) involved in it.

  20. knackstermyea says: Oct 5, 2012 9:58 AM

    Guess Amendola ain’t built “Ram Tough”.

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