Injury to Amendola was life threatning

On Thursday night Danny Amendola suffered a dislocated clavicle which forced him from the game between the St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals. Amendola’s clavicle popped in and could have threatened his trachea and/or aorta.

According to Fox’s Jay Glazer, Amendola was sedated and the clavicle was popped back into place. Glazer reports that the Rams attempted to find another case of the injury among an NFL player but could not. Thus there is no exact timetable for the return of the receiver. It had previously been reported that Amendola could return in 6-7 weeks.

Sam Bradford told the St. Louis-Dispatch that “Everyone knows that he’s a big part of our offense. A lot of what we do runs through him.”

Amendola led the Rams with 32 catches and 395 yards. He also had caught two touch down passes.

The Rams, who are 3-2, recently signed Steve Smith, formerly of the New York Giants, in hopes that he can help fill the void of Amendola.