After wide receiver Danny Amendola put forth one of the guttiest performance I have ever seen in the second half of the Patriots season opener with the Bills, it was clear that this effort would come with repercussions for both him, and the Patriots.
Amendola missed last weeks game against the New York Jets, and he will definitely miss this weeks game against the Bucs with a groin injury as a result of staying in the game against Buffalo. There was some concern that he had suffered something even worse, a sports hernia, and this type of injury requires surgery which would delay his return even further. However it was reported today by the Boston Herald that Amendola would not undergo any surgery, and his return timetable is now set for a few weeks.
Obviously this is great news for the Patriots, as Amendola proved in the first contest of the year that he is extremely valuable to this offense, especially with the young receivers that Brady has to deal with. There has been some rumors saying that Amendola could possibly return in time for the Falcons game in two weeks, but these have been refuted saying that it is highly unlikely that this scenario will transpire, and a return in three or four weeks is much more realistic.