Three weeks after suffering an injury that could have killed him, Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola is seemingly on the verge of coming back a lot sooner than anyone in St. Louis could have hoped. Amendola made an appearance on the practice field this week, and he’s officially been listed as questionable on the Rams injury report ahead of Sunday’s game in London against the Patriots.
If Amendola plays, he’ll have successfully come back from a serious shoulder injury that appeared to end his season Week 5 against the Cardinals. In that Thursday night matchup, Amendola so severely separated his shoulder that he nearly punctured a crucial artery. It was determined after tha game that had the shoulder separated a bit further, he may have suffered a life threatening injury.
So the fact that Amendola is practicing three weeks later is nothing short of amazing. It’s highly unlikely that Amendola plays, but the Rams have said his chances at this time are 50-50.
“I’m getting more and more work in each day and getting better each day,” Amendola said. “I feel like I’m almost there, but I guess in the game of football you are never 100 percent healthy.”
Even though he’s not going to play on Sunday in London, the fact that he’s practicing is beyond encouraging and all signs are pointing to him returning this season. A return before the end of the season is personal for Amendola, as he missed most of last season with a similar injury. He’s the Rams No. 1 receiver and getting him back as the Rams get hot will only mean good things for a St. Louis team looking to get back to the playoffs.