Patriots WR Danny Amendola won’t need sports hernia surgery

Sep 8, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) makes a catch as Buffalo Bills safety Aaron Williams (23) defends during the fourth quarter at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Patriots beat the Bills 23-21. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

After a series of bad news concerning the New England Patriots and their prized free agent acquisition, wide receiver Danny Amendola, the five-year veteran finally got some good news.

According to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald, Amendola won’t need sports hernia surgery. Originally, several physicians had conflicting opinions on whether or not he would need the surgery. Guregian also reports this takes the timetable for Amendola’s return down from around six weeks to a “few weeks.” On Monday, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick called Amendola “day-to-day,” which should come as no surprise considering his track record when dealing with injuries in the media.

Amendola was “limited” at practice Tuesday.

After grabbing 10 balls for 104 yards in Amendola’s Patriots debut, a 23-21 win in Buffalo over the Bills, Amendola missed the Patriots 13-10 win over the New York Jets Thursday night.

In his NFL career Amendola played in 43 of a possible 66 games. He has 206 catches for 1,830 yards and seven touchdowns. With Amendola and tight end Rob Gronkowski both nearing returns, quarterback Tom Brady and the offense could get the boost they need to once again win the AFC East.

Topics: Danny Amendola, New England Patriots

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  • Jennifer

    He was going to be out for a whole month but is now only out for “a few weeks” – like maybe 3 or 4?

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