On Tuesday, Patriots coach Bill Belichick did the expected and offered little to reporters concerning the health of wide receiver Danny Amendola.
Amendola had his own meeting with the media on Wednesday and gave a little bit more of an idea about where things stand with the groin injury that has kept him out of the last two games. Since he will not be having sports hernia surgery, Amendola’s recovery timeline was believed to be around three weeks and the receiver said that he’s starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
“I anticipate being 100 percent shortly,” Amendola said, via Mike Petraglia of WEEI.com.
We said a bit more of an idea, not a concrete one. Petraglia reports that Amendola was “moving more comfortably” at Wednesday’s practice, although there’s not much reason to think that we’ll be getting any sense of Amendola’s chances of playing against the Falcons until later in the week or even before gametime on Sunday. At 3-0, the Patriots don’t have much need to bring Amendola back until they’re sure he’s totally ready to be back on the field.