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Postby Warpigs » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:56 pm

Danny Amendola left Thursday night's game against the Cardinals with a shoulder injury and is questionable to return.

Amendola landed on his right shoulder on a diving catch attempt in the second quarter. It looks like it could be the dreaded broken clavicle, which would sideline him for over a month. Amendola immediately went to the locker room and was seen throwing his helmet in frustration. Young receivers Austin Pettis, Chris Givens, and Brian Quick would see increased workloads. Veteran Steve Smith, a slot receiver, is a healthy inactive for Week 5. Check back for updates.

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So what does this mean for Rams receivers? Who becomes the next go-to guy?
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Re: Amendola possibly breaks clavicle ... who's next Rams WR

Postby stomperrob » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:13 pm

Young receivers Austin Pettis, Chris Givens, and Brian Quick would see increased workloads. Veteran Steve Smith, a slot receiver, is a healthy inactive for Week 5. Check back for updates. Oct 4 - 9:36 PM

http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/4991/danny-amendola

Quick is a very talented kid, but very raw coming from a small school - Givens is more NFL ready. Prob gonna be some kinda committee approach for a while until someone steps up.
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Re: Amendola possibly breaks clavicle ... who's next Rams WR

Postby petedog9 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:46 am

Contrary to a previous report, Rams GM Les Snead indicated that Danny Amendola's clavicle does not appear to be broken.
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Thursday's tests were inconclusive. Snead acknowledged that the team will not Amendola's full diagnosis until more tests are run on Friday. Whether the clavicle is broken or not, the early expectation is that Amendola will return later in the season. The initial timetable of 4-6 weeks could change pending Friday's news. Stay tuned for updates.



Very sorry t hear that Amendola hurt his collarbone. I have followed this kid since his rookie year on Hard Knocks Cowboys. He is a gamer in my book. Small guy without the physical traits but heart of a lion. My kind of player. ;-D
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Re: Amendola possibly breaks clavicle ... who's next Rams WR

Postby stomperrob » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:27 am

Danny Amendola of Rams suffered shoulder separation
By Marc Sessler
Around the League Writer
Published: Oct. 5, 2012 at 03:33 p.m.
Updated: Oct. 5, 2012 at 05:08 p.m.


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NFL.com and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Friday that Amendola suffered a "shoulder separation where the collarbone meets the chest," according to a source who has spoken with the player. Amendola, who entered the game ranked second in the NFL with 31 catches, is expected to miss six to seven weeks.

That would place the wide receiver's return somewhere around Week 11 or 12. It still leaves quarterback Sam Bradford without his top target in a Rams offense populated with potential -- but little proven experience -- at receiver. Bradford threw a string of 12 consecutive incompletions Thursday night, and Amendola's absence won't help remedy those ugly streaks.

A combination of Steve Smith and Austin Pettis is best suited to replace Amendola in the slot, and we fully expect the Rams to keep him on the active roster. The team we saw Thursday night is very much a Jeff Fisher-esque operation: scrappy and willing to battle through inherent imperfections. In a suddenly competitive NFC West, the Rams hope to get Amendola back for more than just another hollow, late-season string of games in St. Louis.

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