The New England Patriots received some good news on the injury front today regarding Danny Amendola, while their rivals and Week 1 opponent, the Buffalo Bills, have not (Stephon Gilmore is reportedly out for five or six games and will need surgery). The Patriots No. 1 wide receiver is back at practice today, according to a tweet from FOX Sports’s Alex Marvez.
Danny Amendola missed the Patriots third preseason game against the Detroit Lions with an undisclosed injury (said to be either a foot or ankle injury), and the injury was never viewed as serious by any of the beat writers. A source told both Tom E. Curran and Mike Reiss that Amendola’s injury was not a head injury, and it seems like the Patriots simply held Amendola out of the game as a precaution. That was definitely the smart thing to do, since Amendola’s skills are known; he doesn’t need the reps nearly as much as the rookie wide receivers.
The former St. Louis Rams standout missed each practice last week, so it’s great to hear that he is back at it today. This is confirmation that Amendola suffered a very minor injury, and I highly doubt we would have even be talking about him missing a game if this injury occurred during the regular season.