Donnie Avery

One would think that defeating the New England Patriots in week three of the preseason would have the St. Louis Rams and their fans dancing in the streets. For the numerous things which went right in last night’s game, one thing went horribly wrong; third year wide receiver, Donnie Avery tore the ACL in his right knee in the second quarter of last night’s game and will miss the remainder of the 2010 season. Head Coach, Steve Spagnuolo said that Avery will wait for the swelling to subside before undergoing surgery.

Last season Avery emerged as the most productive wide-out in the Rams receiving corps: ranking first in yards per reception, receptions for touchdowns, and receiving yards; while being second in total catches. He was looking like one of the special young players on the rise in the NFL, but that designation will have to be put on hold as he undergoes surgery and a lengthy rehabilitation process. For the Rams, their season which seemed so bright has grown much darker with this news.