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Minus WR Amendola, Rams need group effort

Associated Press Modified: October 11, 2012 at 5:02 am •  Published: October 11, 2012
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"The doctors did a great job with it on Friday, with the diagnosis," Fisher said on his radio show. "The medical staff did an excellent job."

It's the second straight year with a major setback for Amendola, who was undrafted out of Texas Tech and spent time on the practice squads at Dallas and Philadelphia before emerging with St. Louis. He played just one game last year after dislocating his left elbow and then injuring a triceps muscle when he tried to come back, after leading the Rams with 85 receptions in 2010.

"Danny caught a lot of balls and was involved in a lot of our passing game," Bradford said. "Those balls, they have to go somewhere."

Brandon Gibson is Bradford's No. 2 target thus far with 13 receptions, a 14.2-yard average and two touchdowns. Tight end Lance Kendricks caught his first career TD pass last week and has 10.

Givens is the fastest Ram with a 4.3 40-yard dash time and blew past Arizona's Patrick Peterson on a 52-yard touchdown pass that put that game out of reach. He's averaging 28 yards but on just four receptions.

"With the injury to Danny my reps are going to increase a little bit," Givens said. "We've got to prove to the coaches we can do it without Danny as well as with Danny."

NOTES: S Quintin Mikell was not on the injury list, practicing six days after sustaining what the team had called a mild concussion. "I'm fine. I'm good to go," Mikell said. Another player with a concussion-related issue, DE Eugene Sims, was limited. ... RB Steven Jackson also was not on the injury list, and apparently has recovered from a groin injury sustained in Week 2.