Danny Amendola Out For The Year With Elbow Injury

Danny Amendola was thought to be close to returning to the Rams but he suffered a setback and will miss the rest of the season on injured reserve.

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Danny Amendola Update: Rams WR Will Have Surgery, Be Placed On IR

The St. Louis Rams officially lost their top receiver today. Danny Amendola will undergo surgery to repair a torn triceps, according to his agent. The Rams later confirmed that he will be placed on the injured reserve list, officially ending his season.

Amendola dislocated his elbow in the Rams’ season opening loss to the Eagles. It looked like he might be close to returning last week as he started taking reps in practice for the first time since suffering the injury. It was in practice where he re-injured his arm, tearing his triceps further, to the point where surgery is now required.

Amendola’s injury is just one of several major injuries to hit the luckless Rams this year. In that same week one game, they lost starting cornerback Ron Bartell to a fractured vertebrae. Bartell will miss the rest of the season, and his NFL future is cloudy. Yesterday, the Rams lost their other starting corner, Bradley Fletcher, to a torn ACL which happened in a drill during their bye week practice.


Danny Amendola Injury Update: Rams Receiver Likely Done For The Season

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola appears to be done for the season with an elbow injury. Reports today suggested that Amendola will not recover from a dislocated elbow and a torn triceps in time to help the struggling Rams this year.

Adam Caplan of Sirius/XM reported this afternoon that Amendola’s season was likely finished.

I’m told Rams KR/WR/PR Danny Amendola (dislocated elbow/torn triceps) is expected to miss the rest of the season.
Oct 05 via TweetDeckFavoriteRetweetReply

Amendola was schedule to get an second opinion on his injury today from a doctor in Texans. The outcome of that consultation is not yet known. This doctor visit is expected to determine whether or not he will need surgery.

The Rams lost Amendola to a dislocated elbow in a week one loss to the Eagles. That injury did not require surgery, and the Rams were waiting for him to regain strength in the joint before putting him back on the playing field. He returned to practice last week, prior to the Rams’ week four game against the Washington Redskins, where he re-injured the elbow and tore his triceps.

Quarterback Sam Bradford and the Rams offense has struggled without their top receiver from a year ago.

For more on Amendola and the Rams, check out Turf Show Times.


Danny Amendola Injury: Surgery Possible For Rams WR

Danny Amendola suffered a gruesome looking elbow injury in the first week of the season and some thought it would end his season. The St. Louis Rams didn't place him on IR after it was revealed that he very well could come back this season. 

Unfortunately, it appears he's taken a step backwards.

WR Danny Amendola suffered a setback with his dislocated left elbow in Thursday's practice and was sore on Friday, when he was held out of practice. Amendola had another MRI and will have a second opinion this week to decide whether or not Amendola needs surgery.

He was hoping to play last weekend so there was an expectation that he'd be back soon, which makes this more depressing for Rams fans. 

As SB Nation's Turf Show Times writes, it's not like the Rams have a plethora of receivers behind him so this hurts.

The Rams have struggled without Amendola in the lineup. QB Sam Bradford has been unable to find another reliable receiver in Amendola's place. Dropped passes continued to plague the Rams offense in their loss to the Redskins today, and have been a big problem in their 0-4 start to the 2011 season. 


Danny Amendola Injury Update: Amendola Inactive Vs. Redskins

The little wide receiver who somehow amassed 85 receptions in 2010 is inactive for the third straight game in Week 4 for the Rams' game against the Redskins. Amendola dislocated his elbow in his first game against the Eagles.

There was some speculation that Amendola might play to give a huge boost to QB Sam Bradford and the team, trying to turn around a 0-3 start. That was stoked when he was listed as questionable all week, but with a bye week forthcoming in Week 5, it made too much sense for the Rams to rest him another week and play him in Week 6 when he's fully recovered.

For fantasy owners, nothing has changed. If you insist on rolling with a Rams receiver, you should look at Brandon Gibson, but you should also enjoy the cellar, because why are you insisting on rolling with a Rams receiver?

For more updates on the Rams, check out Turf Show Times. Stick with this storystream for injury updates all Sunday.


Danny Amendola Injury: Rams Receiver Expects To Play This Week; Team Not So Sure

St. Louis Rams wide receiver returned to practice today in a limited role, doing individual work. It was the first time since dislocating his elbow against the Eagles in week one that he has practiced. Amendola also said that he expects to play this week when the Rams host the Washington Redskins. The team is not so sure.

WR Danny Amendola took part in some individual work. No team drills but he says he’s expecting to play this week. No guarantee there, though
Sep 28 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

When Amendola was first injured, it looked as though he suffered a serious enough injury to end his season. However, the dislocated elbow did not require surgery. It was literally a matter of popping it back into place and regaining the strength in the joint.

The Rams will likely hold Amendola out of action until after the team’s week five bye, giving him another two full weeks to build up his strength. Quarterback Sam Bradford could certainly use his favorite target back on the field. The second-year quarterback has struggled to find open receivers when pressured this season.

For more on Amendola and the Rams, check out Turf Show Times, SB Nation’s Rams site.


PHOTO: Danny Amendola Elbow Injury Leaves WR Possibily Out For Season

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola dislocated his elbow in yesterday’s 31-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. While not exactly routine, dislocated body parts often make an appearance in the rough and tumble world of the NFL. However, the gory details are usually hidden inside a pile of players.

Not this time.

Photographer Jeff Curry of Getty Images captured the gruesome details of Amendola’s injury as it happened. You can feel the Rams’ receiver’s pain in your own elbow when you look at this image.

Amendola described the incident to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

I looked for my arm and it wasn’t there. It’s frustrating. I’ll definitely be back as soon as I can.

Oh, your arm is there, Danny, trust us.

Amendola was the Rams’ leading receiver last season with 85 catches. His status for the rest of the season is unknown. He will get an MRI on his elbow today to determine the full extent of the damage, but his season is very likely over.


Danny Amendola Injury Update: Rams Receiver Likely Out For Season

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola suffered a gruesome injury (pretty gruesome looking picture) Sunday afternoon as he dislocated his left elbow while making his fifth catch of the game. Amendola had five catches for 45 yards at the time of the injury and seemed to be picking up right where he left off in 2010. In just his second season, Amendola had 85 receptions for 689 yards and had emerged as a favorite target of rookie QB Sam Bradford.

The injury cuts short what was looking to be a promising third year in the NFL as Amendola is likely going to end up on injured reserve. John Clayton initially estimated he would miss eight to ten weeks, but subsequent reports look at it as a likely season-ending injury.

In Amendola's absence, the Rams will consider a variety of options from their current rookies to the numerous veterans available in free agency. That list includes anybody from Brandon Stokley to Randy Moss to even Terrell Owens once his knee is better. For Sam Bradford, losing such a big weapon hurts given how frequently he targeted Amendola in 2010. Bradford was already more of a bye-week and injury fill-in and this loss would likely downgrade him just a bit.

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