Posted October 07, 2012

Danny Amendola narrowly avoided life-threatening injury Thursday

St. Louis Rams

Having no Danny Amendola will hurt the Rams’ offense greatly. (Chris Lee/MCT/ABACAUSA.COM)

Danny Amendola was noticeably frustrated after injuring his clavicle Thursday night against Seattle, an injury that will keep him out for between one and two months, but his situation could have turned out to be much, much worse.

FOXSports’ Jay Glazer reported Sunday that the dislocated clavicle that Amendola suffered could have put his life in danger, also adding that the injury Amendola suffered is one that is sometimes seen in fatal and near-fatal car accidents.

Amendola’s absence could significantly hamper the Rams’ offense — Amendola leads a thin St. Louis receiving corps with 32 catches for 395 yards this season. Brandon Gibson and Chris Givens should be more involved in Amendola’s absence.

 

4 comments
Cinemamaniac
Cinemamaniac

Pretty sure it was against Arizona, not Seatlle.

Whytewulf
Whytewulf

I wouldn't say it's life threatening.. Yes any injury could be life threatening.. Heck cepsis could form with a cut on a finger.. I'd like to see the image of how close this came to the Aorta, which I assume you referrign tot he Aortic Arch.  I don't hear the broken collar bone often being life threatening..

calvino
calvino

 @Whytewulf no, it is actually life threatening as a posterior sternoclavicular dislocation can compress or lacerate the aorta, trachea or esophagus.  Surgery to fix it is the only kind I know where it's recommended to have a cardiothoracic surgeon on standby in case of emergency.

 

Feel where your clavicle and sternum meet, its right at your throat.

calvino
calvino

 @Whytewulf the aorta, trachea, and esophagus are right behind your sternum