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Amendola leaves game after big hit, Pats retake lead

Danny Amendola AP

The Patriots are up 20-17 in the third quarter, but they lost another player to injury.

Wide receiver Danny Amendola was drilled by Saints safety Rafael Bush at the end of a nine-yard run around the left side of the line. Amendola had lowered his shoulder in an attempt to reach a first down, but dropped immediately to the turf after Bush hit him. The ball came out and Amendola made no effort to protect himself as he fell to the turf.

The Patriots have announced Amendola will not return.

Medical staff helped Amendola to his feet, but the receiver looked woozy as he took his first steps toward the Patriots bench. The Patriots were flagged for holding on the play, knocking them back 10 yards and helping stall a promising drive. Stephen Gostkowski’s 54-yard field goal moved them back into the lead.

Cornerback Aqib Talib is also out of the game for New England. His return has been called questionable with a hip injury.

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15 Responses to “Amendola leaves game after big hit, Pats retake lead”
  1. akshunj says: Oct 13, 2013 6:46 PM

    He was clearly KO’d…

  2. iamromannn says: Oct 13, 2013 6:47 PM

    At this point I’d be more surpr

  3. thenewenglandpatriots12 says: Oct 13, 2013 6:48 PM

    Hate to say it but the guys made of glass. Hes a good athlete but it takes a man to play this game…

  4. iamromannn says: Oct 13, 2013 6:48 PM

    At this point I’d be more surprised if he does make it through a whole game without getting injured.

  5. rmo42 says: Oct 13, 2013 6:54 PM

    That looked really bad…saw it live.

  6. rmo42 says: Oct 13, 2013 6:55 PM

    That looked really bad…saw it live. He looked extremely dazed and confused when he got up.

  7. j0esixpack says: Oct 13, 2013 6:55 PM

    Although this will do nothing to help Amendola’s reputation as “made of glass” the guy is giving his all and often leaves himself vulnerable to try to make a play.

  8. lp0320 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:00 PM

    Saw the hit, the guy didn’t look like he knew which way was up. Hope he’s okay.

  9. koenig61 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:09 PM

    Took a H2H hit. No flag but guarantee league fines saints player. And no I’m not a pats fan.

  10. bennyb82 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:11 PM

    Part of the reason Welker is so good is because he knows how to avoid contact like that.

  11. mimitaroo says: Oct 13, 2013 7:25 PM

    Somebody say the word “glass” so everyone else can then laugh at the new joke.

  12. rajbais says: Oct 13, 2013 7:57 PM

    And Florio thought he was better than Welker???

    I never knew that he ruined the Broncos and Rams’ offense and was named Josh McDaniels.

  13. babyfarkmcgeezax says: Oct 13, 2013 9:17 PM

    Danny Glassendola

  14. ysportscenter says: Oct 14, 2013 8:28 AM

    Can we be honest for a second… how could the Patriots not have seen this coming… It’s not like the fact that this dude is injury prone all season every season was something subtle… If I was Brady I’d be pissed at management for screwing him this year – This is from a Jets fan

  15. chlstn says: Oct 14, 2013 11:45 AM

    The kid got his bell rung. How does that make him made of glass. Fine the D for H2H and move on. This type of play is exactly what all the law suits are about regarding concussions etc.

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