Week 12 NFL Injury Update: Is Danny Amendola Out? Who’s In?

New England Patriots’ Danny Amendola will not make the trip to Denver for a game with the Denver Broncos, according to CSN New England’s Tom E. Curran. Danny Amendola suffered a knee sprain in the Monday Night Football game against the Buffalo Bills. It is the first game that he will miss this season. Amendola is one of several key players who will miss, or are in danger to miss, NFL Week 12.

Not having Danny Amendola puts the Patriots in a considerable bind. They were already traveling to Denver without wide receiver Julian Edleman and running back Dion Lewis, who are both injured. Lewis is out for the season with a torn ACL. It was feared that Amendola’s knee sprain could have been worse. He has a history of health issues dating back to his days with the St. Louis Rams.

The Patriots will have to rely on a heavy dose of Rob Gronkowski, Brandon LaFell, and perhaps Brandon Boldin. New England could elect to run the football more with LaGarrette Blount. Either way, the game plan is going to be altered to accommodate Danny Amendola’s absence. They will be facing a Bronco’s team who received good news about their wide receiver.

The Denver Post reports that Emmanuel Sanders will play after a full week of practice. Sanders missed the game against the Chicago Bears. He returns just in time to catch passes from quarterback Brock Osweiler, not Peyton Manning. He spoke to reporters, telling that he feels good.

“I’m good. My ankle feels good. I practiced all week. I started off on Wednesday and finally got a full week under my belt, so it felt good to do that and I feel like I’m mentally and physically prepared for the game.”

Denver moved the ball with Osweiler under center. The 25-year-old signal-caller actually won Player of the Week honors. Emmanuel Sanders returns to give another shot in the arm to a team who still has an outside chance to gain home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

Quarterback casualties were plentiful last week when the St. Louis Rams visited the Baltimore Ravens.

Ravens’ QB Joe Flaco tore his ACL and is out for the year. He finished the game remarkably, which Baltimore won. St. Louis did not escape without any damages.

Case Keenum took a vicious hit that left him collapsed on the turf. He continued on also, despite showing concussion-like symptoms. Keenum was replacing Nick Foles in that game. Now he will sit and Foles will return to the lineup after being benched for inadequate play.

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[Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images Sport]
Nick Foles will get another shot to prove that he can lead the Rams to a win. They are not out of the NFC wildcard race yet, but they are holding on by a thread.

Case Keenum is out and defensive end Robert Quinn is listed as questionable for St. Louis.

Concussions will also keep running back Devonte Freeman and defensive back Darrelle Revis out.

As previously reported, Washington Redskins’ cornerback Chris Culliver is out for the season with a torn ACL. The injury took place during practice this week. Washington has three members of their secondary on their injury report.

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcolm Floyd will play in spite of a shoulder injury that he suffered a couple of weeks ago.

There is expected to be some changes as to who plays Week 12 and who sits. The definite players who are out are Danny Amendola, Case Keenum, Chris Culliver, and Devonta Freeman. Adjust your fantasy teams accordingly and keep an eye out for more updated information as news gets released.

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