The New England Patriots keep getting more and more bad news on the injury front. First, the team announced both tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Danny Amendola would miss Thursday night’s game against the New York Jets. Now, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com is reporting Amendola could miss up to six weeks.
From @RapSheet: ‘Danny Amendola could miss 2-6 weeks for the Patriots’
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Amendola had a fantastic debut for the Patriots Sunday. He gabbed 10 balls for 104 yards and was clearly quarterback Tom Brady’s go-to-guy on New England’s final, game-winning drive in their 23-21 victory over the Bills.
However, Amendola left the game after he injured his groin and despite returning to the game, he looked like he was in pain throughout the day.
The five-year veteran has a history of injuries. He’s played in 16 games just once, his second season in the league in 2010 (and he caught 85 passes for 689 yards and three touchdowns). In 2009, he played in 14 games. In 2011, he played in just one game and last season, he saw action in 12 games.