Danny Amendola Injury: Updates on Rams WR's Heel

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistNovember 18, 2012

Just when it looks like the St. Louis Rams will have Danny Amendola back to kickstart their otherwise stagnant offense, the star wide receiver goes down with another injury. 

UPDATE: Sunday, December 16 at 11:49 a.m. ET by Patrick Clarke

Danny Amendola will be available to play on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. He was left off the Rams' inactive list this weekend according to the team's official Twitter account:

#Rams inactives: QB Austin Davis, DT Matt Conrath, T Joe Barksdale, OL Chris Williams, RB Terrance Ganaway, WR Steve Smith,TE Mike McNeill.

— St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) December 16, 2012


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UPDATE: Friday, December 14 at 2:25 p.m. ET by Matt Fitzgerald

Tony Softli of ESPN has the latest on Amendola's status ahead of the Rams' critical Week 15 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.

Rams WR Danny Amendola was at full go in today's practice, listed as probable for Sundays game against the Vikings.

— Tony Softli (@SoftliSTL) December 14, 2012

Both teams are hanging on to the playoffs by a thread, and it looks like St. Louis will have its top wide receiver, while the Vikings are without their dependable weapon Percy Harvin, who was recently placed on IR. That should give the Rams some kind of advantage on Sunday.

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UPDATE: Sunday, Dec. 9 at 11:30 a.m. ET by Adam Wells

Coming off that emotional victory against division-rival San Francisco last week, the Rams were hoping to keep the good news rolling heading into this week's showdown against Buffalo. 

Unfortunately, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, it is not meant to be, as Amendola has been ruled out of today's game. 

Danny Amendola inactive

— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) December 9, 2012

Amendola hasn't played since Nov. 25 against Arizona, when he had just one catch for 38 yards. Injuries have derailed a promising season for the 27-year-old, as he has been limited to just eight games. 



UPDATE: Thursday, December 6 at 10:53 a.m. ET

Good news for Rams fans and potential fantasy owners as Danny Amendola returns to Rams practice in limited fashion yesterday, according to St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Kathleen Nelson.

Wide receiver Danny Amendola and linebacker Mario Haggan were on the practice field on a limited basis Wednesday, as the Rams began preparation for the Buffalo Bills.

Amendola suffered a heel/foot injury Nov. 18 against the Jets and has spent the bulk of practice sessions on the sideline in a walking boot.

He did individual drills on the sidelines Wednesday, as did Haggan, who wore a brace on his right elbow, also injured against the Jets.

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UPDATE: Sunday, December 2 at 11:43 a.m. ET

Awful news for Rams fans and fantasy owners as Danny Amendola is inactive today, the 49ers announced on Twitter.

Rams inactives: QBDavis, LB Haggan, WR Amendola, T Barksdale, RB Ganaway, OLWilliams & DTConrath.

San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) December 2, 2012

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UPDATE: Sunday, November 25 at 2:55 p.m. ET by Ben Chodos

Despite previous reports about Danny Amendola being unlikely to play, he is active for the St. Louis Ram's matchup with the Arizona Cardinals

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the news via Twitter. 

Rams WR Danny Amendola is active.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 25, 2012

Amendola is the team's leading receiver and his presence will help the team against a tough Cardinals defense. 

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UPDATE: Sunday, November 25 at 10:18 a.m. ET

Though Danny Amendola is still a game-time decision, he is still doubtful and unlikely to play today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Rams WR Danny Amendola is doubtful and unlikely to play. However Rams want to see him in pre-game warmups before making any final decision.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 25, 2012

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UPDATE: Friday, November 21 at 2:55 p.m. ET by Rob Goldberg

According to the Rams official Twitter account, Danny Amendola is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals.


Friday injury report: LB Mario Haggan (elbow) is out this week. WR Danny Amendola is doubtful with a foot injury.

— St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) November 23, 2012


After missing time with a broken collarbone earlier in the season, the receiver is now dealing with an injured foot.

Brandon Gibson and Chris Givens would both be in line for more targets if Amendola does not play, but neither can truly replace the talented receiver. 

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UPDATE: Wednesday, November 21 at 4:50 p.m. EST by Timothy Rapp

Probably nothing to be too concerned over just yet, but Amendola did not practice on Wednesday, according to the Rams official Twitter account:

Wednesday injury report: WR Amendola (foot), LB Haggan (elbow), RB Jackson (foot) and TE Kendricks (knee) did not participate.

— St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) November 21, 2012

I would still assume he'll play on Sunday. Still, monitor this situation closely.

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UPDATE: Sunday, November 18 at 2:45 PM EST by Sam Westmoreland

Good news for Rams fans; according to ESPN's James Walker, Amendola has returned for the second half: 


#Rams WR Danny Amendola returns for the second half vs. the #Jets.

— James Walker (@JamesWalkerESPN) November 18, 2012

In other words, the Rams passing game will have it's best target, and gives them a chance to keep contending in this game. 

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According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Amendola's heel is the source of concern this time around. 

Check that, make it a right heel injury for Amendola; return questionable.

— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) November 18, 2012

Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post reported that Amendola was commanding a lot of attention from personnel on the sidelines. 

Danny Amendola getting a lot of attention on his ankle on the Rams' bench. Doesn't look good.

— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) November 18, 2012

Kimberley Martin of New York Newsday is reporting that Amendola is on his way to the locker room to get examined. 

Amendola just put back on his shoe...walking off with docs #nyj

— Kimberley A. Martin (@KMart_LI) November 18, 2012

According to Michael Fabiano of NFL.com, Amendola was taken to the locker room. Tests will be conducted to determine his status for this game and beyond. 

Danny Amendola to the locker room...

— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) November 18, 2012

If you recall, Amendola had to sit out three games with a shoulder injury he suffered on a Thursday night game against Arizona in Week 5. During that time, the Rams' offense scored just 41 points. 

Amendola returned last week against San Francisco and had 11 catches for 102 yards. He also had a long reception in overtime that was called back due to a penalty. The Rams scored 24 points against the league's best scoring defense en route to settling for a tie. 

We will keep you updated on Amendola's status for Week 11 and beyond as more information becomes available. 



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