Aug 16, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and Danny Amendola (80) watch the game on the stadium scoreboard during the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots receiver Danny Amendola downplayed groin injury


According to ESPN Boston, New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola has been battling with a groin injury since August 16th’s pre-season game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

“I’m sick of talking about it, I just want to go play, to be honest with you, I’m excited about getting out there. I’m just ready to go.” Amendola told ESPN Boston.

With the loss of Aaron Hernandez, Brandon Lloyd and Wes Welker, Amendola will more than likely become Brady’s primary receiver no matter where he is lined up.

The problem the Patriots’ need to be worried about is his collarbone. If you guys are able to remember, he broke his collarbone last season after trying to dive for a pass thrown by Sam Bradford midway through the second quarterback against the Arizona Cardinals.

I remember when Charles Woodson broke his in the Super Bowl against the Steelers a couple seasons ago. Then I believe he ended up breaking it last October and was sidelined for about six weeks.

A collarbone injury is something that Amendola and the coaching staff will have to look after.

Once you break it, it’s easy to break it again. Same thing happened to my cousin when we played football. He broke his collarbone during a game, then a couple months later after the season was finished he broke it again.

Let’s just hope the same thing doesn’t happen to Amendola. He’s expected to play almost every snap on Sunday’s opener against the Buffalo Bills.

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