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NFL injury reports, Week 12: Cardinals unlikely to face WR Amendola

A look at the final injury report for the Cardinals and Rams


The Arizona Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams are set to battle for the second and final time in the 2012 season. Looking at the Rams, they have a key injury to receiver Danny Amendola, who beat the Cards with some deep receptions. He did not practice this wee and is listed as doubtful. Aside from him, only four other players are even notes.

The Cardinals have a very long injury report, but the players are mostly healthy. 15 players are listed, but all of them are either probable or questionable.

Those that are questionable for Sunday are Kevin Kolb (ribs), WR Early Doucet (ribs), RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (ribs) and DE Calais Campbell (calf).

LS Mike Leach (back), RB Alfonso Smith (illness), TE Jeff King (knee), S Kerry Rhodes (back), CB Jamell Fleming (back), RB Williams Powell (shoulder), CB Greg Toler (hamstring), TE Todd Heap (knee), G Daryn Colledge (foot), S Justin Bethel (back) and CB Williams Gay (groin) are all listed as probable for the game.

By looking at the list, you can see why the Cardinals brought in running back Tim Hightower for a look. Beanie Wells is the only running back that is not listed with an injury.

Todd Heap was a full participant in practice all week. It is not certain whether he will play or not. Ken Whisenhunt said that Campbell was "doing well," but did not know whether he would be able to play. "We'll work him out on Sunday like we normally do and see how we feel about that," Whiz explained.

My guess is that he will sit, much like Darnell Dockett did the last time the two teams played one another. Not having Campbell will be a big blow, but last week against the Falcons it didn't seem to matter.

For St. Louis, TE Lance Kendricks (knee) is questionable, RB Steven Jackson (foot) is probable, LB Mario Haggan (elbow) is out and S Ronny McLeod (calf) is questionable, in addition to Amendola being doubtful.

If I had to speculate, I think Smith will be inactive on Sunday now that Beanie is back. Heap will also be inactive as a message to him he needed to work harder.

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