New England Patriots slot receiver Danny Amendola is one of the toughest players in the game, and it’s a testament to his toughness that he is out there practicing with a groin injury that will most likely keep him out for another two weeks. Torn adductors are bad enough, and the Patriots can only hope that Amendola doesn’t have a setback. The great news- and the reason why Danny Amendola won’t miss significant time- is the fact that Amendola doesn’t need sports hernia surgery, and it’s also great to see that he is at least healthy enough to be able to practice.
According to the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe , Danny Amendola practiced again, and he “was better” than during Monday’s practice as far as health goes. However, Howe adds that Amendola is still “in pain” whilst slugging through the injury, and I’m always impressed by Amendola’s toughness; it makes up for the fact that he has a propensity for sustaining injuries.
It’s difficult to gauge Amendola’s status, but the earliest he could play is Week 4 at this point. We’ll see if he can play in Week 5, but it’s a bit concerning to see that the Patriots aren’t forcing Amendola to take it easy with his groin injury. Again, the last thing the Patriots need at this point is to have their best wide receiver suffer a setback, especially when he is an injury-prone player and an incredibly important part of the offense.