Danny Amendola Injury: Rams WR Injures Collarbone In Win Over Cardinals [Video]
The St. Louis Rams may be missing the services of receiver Danny Amendola for several weeks after he was injured in the team’s Thursday night 17-3 win over the Cardinals.
Amendola — who entered the game with 31 receptions, second in the NFL — left the contest midway through the second quarter after landing on his shoulder when making a catch.
After the play, cameras caught Amendola flinging his helmet into a wall with his left hand while on his way to get X-rays.
Following the game, sources familiar with the situation said Amendola, who was seen with his right arm in a sling, broke his collarbone.
Amendola, who missed virtually all of the 2011 season with a dislocated left elbow, will have a CT scan on Friday morning. ESPN notes that the typical recovery time from for a broken collarbone is four to six weeks.
“Ya, it’s big, I’m not gonna lie,” Rams quarterback Sam Bradford told NFL.com after the game. “Obviously, he’s a big part of the offense. A lot of what we do runs through him. He went down last year and it really hurt us. I feel confident about our guys we got this year and I think it just opens up a spot for someone to step up and make some plays.”
Prior to the injury, Amendola had a 44-yard reception on the Rams’ first drive, setting up a TD pass from Sam Bradford to Lance Kendricks. For the season, Danny has 395 receiving yards and two touchdowns and is averaging 12.3 yards per catch.
Watch Danny Amendola’s collarbone injury in the video below: