New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola seems to be optimistic on his health. He recently said he will be 100 percent shortly. Amendola may think that he will be healthy soon, but that doesn’t mean that anyone has to believe him.
It was Amendola who completely tore his adductor longus tendon in his groin. Although that means that he can avoid surgery, it doesn’t mean that Amendola is going to come back anytime soon. If Amendola was close to 100 percent, he should have played against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had two weeks to get healthy for that game, yet he missed it. And now multiple reports believe that Amendola won’t suit up against the Atlanta Falcons. This doesn’t sound like a player who is close to 100 percent.
One of the most important reasons not to believe Amendola is because he refused to provide a timeline. If he truly was able to say that he was close to full health, why wouldn’t he provide a timeline? That’s because Amendola probably doesn’t know when he will be healthy. If he doesn’t play against the Falcons Amendola will miss have missed three weeks with his injury, and next week would mean that it has taken Amendola four weeks to get healthy. Any injury that takes one quarter of the season to heal is more than just minor.
Simply put, Amendola is one of the most injury-prone players in the NFL. Nobody should believe anything he says regarding his injuries. That is not an indictment on his toughness but more-so against his body and its ability to remain healthy. One should never expect Amendola to truly ever be 100 percent.
Philip Alexander is a New England Patriots writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @steely0906, “like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.