October 4, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) talks to St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola (16) after the game at the Edward Jones Dome. Amendola left the game with a collarbone injury. The Rams defeated the Cardinals 17-3. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE

Conflicting Reports On Danny Amendola’s Collarbone


During the St. Louis Rams 17-3 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday Night Football, starting wide receiver Danny Amendola went down with a collarbone injury. Initially, reports indicated that Amendola had suffered a broken collarbone but now conflicting reports have come up and the severity of his injury is unknown.

The NFL Network is reporting the Rams “fear” that Amendola has a broken collarbone and a MRI is upcoming to determine how serious the injury is.

Then there is Rams general manager Les Snead who told ESPN: “Amendola’s clavicle doesn’t appear to be broken, and he expects him to be able to play again this season.”

Doctors will re-evaluate Amendola and he will undergo a CT scan to give the doctors a closer look. Regardless of the severity of the injury, Amendola should be able to return late in the season. With a broken clavicle, Amendola would miss 4-10 weeks.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/GizzyDJ Chris Smith

    The main issue with an injured clavicle isn’t so much the injury itself as it heals fairly easily but rather what happens afterward. Often you see athletes who suffer this injury struggle on their return with the main cause of this simply being that a collarbone never heals in such a way that the bone is the same as it was originally.

    Just as an example – I broke my left clavicle when I was 16 and to this day when I feel along the bone I can feel where the break was because it didn’t heal evenly. For a professional athlete, this corresponds to the muscles around the bone and can give the feeling to a player that it is different which hurts his muscle memory and as such makes rehab and recovery from this injury more complicated than one might think and certainly more complicated than it is for regular folks.