Friday, November 30, 2012

Amendola Plays Against Cardinals, Still Has Foot Injury

English: Danny Amendola, a player on the Saint...
English: Danny Amendola, a player on the Saint Louis Rams American football team. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola was a surprise member of Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals, especially since he's been suffering from a foot injury.
Amendola left the game against the New York Jets on November 17th in the second quarter when he twisted his foot awkwardly and hobbled off the field. Before leaving the game he recorded four catches for 16 yards against the Jets.
Amendola had just returned to active status during the Jets game after missing three games with a collarbone injury. He was kept out of practice all week, and was listed as doubtful on the final injury report.
During Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Amendola got one catch, and it was a big one, for 38 yards. Noticeably limping in pre-game warm-ups, Amendola had little trouble beating William Gay down the sideline in his second-quarter grab, but didn't look like a player who should have suited up.
Coach Jeff Fisher said Danny Amendola has a chance to get back on the practice field this week. It's an encouraging sign that Amendola emerged from his seven snaps during Week 12 without a setback. "He's a little sore, but he's got a chance to get back on the practice field. He's healing, but it's going to take time until he gets back to 100%," said Fisher.
Amendola may become a major player in the 2013 NFL free agency period if the two sides can't reach an agreement on his contract situation. He is an outstanding player, but has been injury plagued during his four year NFL career, appearing in 39 of 64 potential games.
Provided Amendola doesn't aggravate his heel anymore this week during practices, he should be in better condition for Week 13 against the San Francisco 49ers.
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