For those fantasy football owners and St. Louis Rams fans that can’t wait to get star receiver Danny Amendola back in the lineup after he recovers from his broken collarbone, the wait may not be as long as most expected.
Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com is reporting on Amendola’s status from Rams’ head coach Jeff Fischer:
On a conference call, Rams coach Jeff Fisher says injured WR Danny Amendola returned to practice today on a limited basis.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) October 24, 2012
While Amendola isn’t out of the woods yet, the fact that he is starting to practice again is a huge sign that the wideout is heading in the right direction when it comes to his recovery.
After less than a month of recovering from an injury expected to keep the star out six to seven weeks, Amendola looks to be making great progress.
When to Expect Amendola Back
There is still much work to be done before the young Rams wide receiver can return to the lineup, but the fact that he is even practicing is a great sign moving forward.
With a game against the New England Patriots this Sunday and a bye in Week 9, fantasy owners and St. Louis fans should expect their star pass catcher back for the team’s divisional matchup with the San Francisco 49ers in Week 10 at the earliest.
As much as a setback could throw this timetable out of whack, the fact that Amendola is already fighting to make a return is a great sign that he’ll be ready by the Nov. 11 game against the 49ers.
What It Means
For the Rams fans out there, the need for a clutch receiver has been blatantly evident since Amendola’s departure. With the rushing attack developing nicely with Steven Jackson and Daryl Richardson, Amendola’s return could help St. Louis dramatically.
As for the fantasy football owners, now is the time to pick up the possession receiver and stash him away on your bench. If you had Amendola and kept him through the injury, your move will soon pay off.
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