St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola looked like he was on the fast track to playing this week after he practiced with his team for the first time since dislocating his shoulder in the season opener. Instead, he re-injured his arm, specifically the triceps muscle that connects to the injured elbow. Now, he may require surgery.
According to Ron Clements, Amendola had an MRI on the triceps injury. He will seek a second opinion this week to determine whether or not he needs surgery. If he does require surgery on his triceps, that would put his season in doubt.
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.
It's worth asking some question as to whether or not Amendola was allowed to press it by practicing this week. Head coach Steve Spagnuolo said that the team wanted to get a look at him, but in the same breath said they would not rush him back with the bye week in week five, giving him another week to rest and regain strength in his arm.