No Surgery For Danny Amendola, But Odds Are WR Will Play Hurt Rest of Year

By Andrew Fisher
Danny Amendola
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The New England Patriots got some encouraging news on Tuesday when they learned that Danny Amendola will not need surgery. The wide receiver was rumored to have a sports hernia which would have required a trip to the operating table and cost him another month of the 2013 season. Still, Amendola is facing multiple weeks on the shelf because of torn abductor muscles in his hip.

In a testament to his toughness, Amendola was still on the practice field Tuesday. However, he was said to be limping around and basically unable to partake in any normal drills. But regardless, he’s still on the field and before too long he should return to the gridiron on Sundays.

The question on Patriots fans’ minds, though, is when will he go down again? I think we’ve already moved past point where Amendola can be 100 percent again in 2013. Groin injuries tend to linger and it’s probably only a matter of time before he aggravates it again. The Patriots have to do their best to keep limiting him and must hold his return off until he’s close to full health. The problem, is that Amendola never seems to get fully healthy.

I’m sure no one is as frustrated as the WR himself and you can bet that he wants to prove all of his doubters wrong, while showing the Patriots they made the right decision to ink him in the offseason.


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