New England Patriots receiver Danny Amendola is hopeful he will return to the field soon, but it is unlikely it will be as soon as this Sunday night when the Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons. As the Boston Herald reports on September 25, Amendola is more likely to make his return Week 5 when the Patriots travel to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals.
Amendola's return will be a welcomed sight for the Patriots offense and quarterback Tom Brady who is still trying to get familiar with is new rookie receivers. Brady and Amendola seemed to have a nice chemistry working in the Patriots Week 1 victory of Buffalo which was the last time Amendola has played.
Since declining to have surgery on a torn muscle in his groin, Amendola has been practicing with the team and making progress which has made him very optimistic that he will be fully healthy soon.
"I anticipate being 100 percent shortly. I don't know when, but I'm getting closer. It's just going day by day, and that's really how it is."
Danny Amendola has had to fight the injury-prone label since joining the team, especially since the guy he's replacing, Wes Welker, never missed anytime. The comparison may have been a reason Amendola gutted it out and returned to the field in Week 1 despite being slowed by his re-injured groin. Still, he is staying positive and just trying to be the best player Danny Amendola can be. As far as his durability being in question, he just continues to stay optimistic.
"Some things are out of a player's control. Just stay positive and try to get on the field as quickly as you can."