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 FOXSports.com 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.

37 responses to “Rams fear Donnie Avery won't play again in 2010

  1. 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. 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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

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

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

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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.

  12. “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

  13. 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.

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

  15. 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?

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

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

  24. 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?

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

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