Just when it seemed like the St. Louis Rams’ offense would finally be getting back to normal, now word comes out the wide receiver Danny Amendola is doubtful for Sunday’s contest with the Arizona Cardinals. The offense just wasn’t the same without the Rams top receiving option for a month long stretch in the middle of the season and now on Sunday, the team could again find itself struggling for aerial options.
Amendola was held out of practice all week long for the team with a foot injury and will likely miss yet another game in what has been a difficult two years for him. Last season, Amendola missed the entire year with a dislocated elbow and in week 5 five this year he suffered a frightening clavicle injury that forced him to miss four games.
There is some good news however as mentioned above, it seemed like the offense would be getting back to normal because center Scott Wells will be back for the first time since a week one broken foot. Wells’ return will allow the club to slide his replacement Robert Turner over to guard and further reinforce what has been a shaky line for much of the season.
In other injury news for the week, linebacker Mario Haggan is the only player officially ruled out with an elbow injury. Both tight end Lance Kendricks (knee) and safety Rodney McLeod (calf) are listed as questionable for Sunday. Running back Steven Jackson sat out of practice Wednesday and took limited reps the rest of the week, but is listed as probable and figures to be a big factor in the game.
With the offensive line getting healthy and the Rams again limited in the passing game, expect to see a healthy dose of the ground attack against the Cards. This will likely be a low scoring affair, but the edge goes to the Rams with Arizona starting a rookie at quarterback in sixth rounder Ryan Lindley. St. Louis will have the perfect chance to end their losing skid and get back on track this Sunday.
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