Report: Danny Amendola to miss six weeks

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It looks like the difference of opinion about the severity of Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola’s shoulder injury is going to work out well for the Rams.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Rams believe Amendola has suffered a sternoclavicular joint separation near his right collarbone. The sternoclavicular joint is where the collarbone meets the chest and that diagnosis would likely get Amendola back into the lineup faster than if he had suffered a broken collarbone as originally feared.

The prognosis for return now is six weeks, although Schefter reports that Amendola could be back in the lineup quicker than that if his recovery process goes well. That would be a very agreeable development for the Rams, whose receiving corps was thin even with Amendola, who had 31 catches in the first four games and one catch before his injury, on the field. Sam Bradford completed just seven passes in Thursday night’s win, a number that normally makes it very difficult for teams to win games.

Steve Smith, Austin Pettis, Chris Givens, Brandon Gibson and rookie Brian Quick will be charged with making up for Amendola’s absence, a task that may prove to be too big for them based on their past performances. The good news is that if they can do enough to keep the Rams’ collective head above water, they should have Amendola back in the second half of the season.

17 responses to “Report: Danny Amendola to miss six weeks

  1. Last year he tried to come back and play with one good arm so I’m guessing he’ll be pushing to play sooner than 6 weeks.

  2. heck of a player!!!! cant catch a decent break the past few years with the injuries, but he will get a nice contract offer after this year!!

  3. Glad he’s not gone for the season as I’ve always thought he was a good player. Get well soon and I look forward to seeing him help the Rams down the stretch. I’m a Niners fan and while I hope we win the division, I love seeing this division get better as a whole.

  4. The Italian Wes Welker. Hard worker, underrated athlete, he’s given his all and earned his wings, just needs to stay on the field. I’m not a Rams fan but they clearly have an improving program. Good luck Danny.

  5. stlrams908 says: Oct 5, 2012 6:34 PM

    Danario Alexander’s still on his couch

    Hope the rams didn’t delete his number
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    The Rams sure have had bad luck at the receiver position. Alexander was an outstanding receiver also — despite his 3,000 knee operations!

  6. Danny is an exciting player to watch, he will try to catch anything his way…he will dive for balls, jump over the top and take hits… This guys a beast and I hope for a speedy recovery.

  7. frankiefiveangels says: Oct 5, 2012 6:35 PM

    The Italian Wes Welker. Hard worker, underrated athlete, he’s given his all and earned his wings, just needs to stay on the field. I’m not a Rams fan but they clearly have an improving program. Good luck Danny.

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    Amendola is Mexican-American, according to wiki.

    Anyway, good kid. Hope he heals quickly.

  8. I really like this guy. I think his smaller stature lends him to more injuries. Get well soon.

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