Could the St. Louis Rams have dodged a bullet on an injury to the team's top wide receiver, Danny Amendola? He left Thursday's win against the Arizona Cardinals in the second quarter with a shoulder injury, and later reporters feared that he might have broken his collarbone. That might not be the case says Jim Thomas of the Post-Dispatch.
Injury by Rams WR Danny Amendola (shoulder/collarbone) not thought to be season-ending.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) October 5, 2012
A broken collarbone brings different recovery times, depending on the extent of the injury. Players can be back on the field in 4-6 weeks. Saints receiver Marques Colston broke his collarbone in Week 1 last season, and rejoined his team in Week 4.
Amendola will undergo further tests on Friday. It's possible that he does not have a fractured collarbone.
But Rams want Amendola to undergo additional testing Friday to make sure it's not a fracture.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) October 5, 2012
If Amendola managed to avoid a fracture, the Rams could have their top receiver back on the field much sooner than four weeks, depending on the totality of the injury.
Here's the play where he hurt himself. It was ruled a dropped pass.
He goes down on it pretty hard.
We'd be pissed too.