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ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher had little to say about the condition of Danny Amendola, calling it a ``competitive issue'' after the receiver was injured during Thursday night's win over Arizona.

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Fisher said he'd have an injury report on Wednesday regarding Amendola but said he was certain the receiver would miss the Oct. 14 game at Miami.

``If Danny's going to miss a game, I'll discuss it at a time at which I'm sure that he's going to miss a game,'' Fisher said Friday.

The Rams reported a shoulder injury during the game. Amendola was pointing to his right collarbone after coming to the sideline after just missing a diving catch in the second quarter.

Amendola told the Associated Press in a telephone interview he didn't know how long he would be sidelined.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and ESPN, both quoting sources, said Amendola had a separated sternoclavicular joint where the collarbone meets the breastbone and likely would be out about six weeks but could return earlier.

A TV camera caught Amendola flinging his helmet into a wall with his left hand while walking in a tunnel to get X-rays. He had the arm in a sling after the game, but the Rams did not make him available to reporters.

Amendola had a 44-yard reception on the Rams' first drive, setting up a TD pass from Sam Bradford to Lance Kendricks. Amendola entered the game with 31 receptions, second in the NFL, with two TDs and an 11.3-yard average.

Amendola missed virtually all of last season after dislocating his left elbow in the opener and then injuring a triceps muscle while rehabbing.

The injury figures to get veteran Steve Smith, inactive the last two weeks, back into a mix that includes fellow veteran Brandon Gibson, rookies Chris Givens and Brian Quick and second-year player Austin Pettis. Smith has five receptions for 70 yards.

Safety Quintin Mikell has a concussion and fullback Brit Miller, a key component on special teams, has a sprained right ankle.

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