Initial diagnosis of WR Danny Amendola's injury had the Patriots holding their breaths and fans grunting and mumbling 'I knew it'. The injury in Week 1 has kept Tom Brady's new go-to-guy on the sideline ever since, but with new positive vibes regarding the injury and recovery, signs are pointing to Amendola returning to play for this week's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Amendola himself thinks he's very close:
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''It's improving, getting strength where you need it, being able to move the way you want to move on the field,'' he said. ''With each practice, I know more.''
Game situations are obviously different from practice scenarios, so Amendola and the team really do not know the level of his recovery from the injury, dubbed as torn groin muscles. When asked how he feels about this, Amendola responded saying:
''Absolutely. I won't know until I get into the game,'' he said. ''But I'm trying to prepare myself best for that. So far so good this week"
The WR also mentioned that every day he has been feeling better and better, with the goal of returning as quickly as possible. Whether he does return this week or maybe even next week, at least it is better (and quicker) than the initial thought that he could be placed on the Injured Reserve list. Amendola's toughness shouldn't be a question anymore after staying in the game against the Bills and performing at a high level even with the injury. The question is, can he stay on the field? Let's hope so, because he showed plenty of potential.
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