It’s the first week of injury reports, which means that teams have to disclose more information about the various aches and pains afflicting their players heading into the first weekend of the regular season.
For the Patriots, that means finally putting a label on what’s bothering wide receiver Danny Amendola. Amendola missed a week of practice in August with an undisclosed ailment and he landed on the Patriots’ initial injury report Wednesday as limited in practice because of a groin injury.
As you’d expect, there was no further information from the Patriots about his injury so we can’t say whether this is something that could threaten Amendola’s availability for the Bills. The same is true of fellow receiver Aaron Dobson, who was also a limited participant on Wednesday because of a hamstring injury. Offensive lineman Will Svitek, who has a knee problem, was the only Patriot to miss practice.
Tight end Rob Gronkowski, who said his back was improving, was also listed as limited in Wednesday’s session.