January 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) against the Denver Broncos in the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Patriots rumors: Danny Amendola not expected to need offseason surgery

New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola had a disappointing first season with the team, after signing a five-year deal during free agency. In the season opener, Amendola suffered a torn adductor longus tendon, which was a big part for his struggles and now he will need the injury to repair in the offseason.

As Amendola prepares to recover, he received some good news, according to Mass Live.

The injury can heal on its own with some simple rest, which is the route that Amendola and the Patriots will take in hopes of avoiding any offseason surgery.

If Amendola can rehab without the surgery, then he should be 100 percent by the time the team takes the field for OTAs and training camp. With the adductor longus tendon operating at 100 percent next season, then Amendola should be able to rebound and finally have the impact that the Patriots were hoping for when they signed him as Wes Welker’s replacement.

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