Danny Amendola day-to-day, injury update

New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola missed practice for the second straight day, so he has indeed suffered a very minor injury that a source close to Tom E. Curran stated is not a head injury. Amendola may or may not play tomorrow against the Detroit Lions, and the only thing keeping him from playing in a preseason game and not getting rest is the fact that Week 3 is when teams play their starters longer (Bill Belichick hinted in yesterday’s press conferences that some starters would play into the second half). Now if this were the regular season, then Amendola’s injury would barely be mentioned.

New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) catches a touchdown pass during the first quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

At yesterday’s press conference, Belichick stated that Amendola is “day-to-day” with the undisclosed injury, so we’ll see if tomorrow ends up being the day Amendola is no longer given that designation and will play against the Lions.

A source close to ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss basically matched Curran’s source by stating that the injury “isn’t a cause for major concern” and that the injury is “unknown” other than the fact that it is not a head injury sustained on Friday against the Bucs. Reiss stated that the chances of Danny Amendola facing the Lions has “decreased” due to Amendola missing his second practice, and I think the Pats will just rest him in order to give the rookie receivers (maybe we see more Josh Boyce in the slot) more snaps.



Topics: Danny Amendola, New England Patriots, NFL Preseason

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