Anthony Olivetti

Danny Amendola To Avoid Sports Hernia Surgery

Created on Sept. 18, 2013 12:22 AM EST

The Boston Herald’s Karen Guregian tweeted Tuesday that New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola would not have sports hernia surgery. This is certainly good news for the talented yet oft-injured wide receiver, and it indicates that the injury will likely sideline him only 1-2 more weeks.

Originally thought to be anywhere from a 2-6 week injury, this narrows it down for Patriots fans and fantasy owners alike. Although, we all need to take the updated timetable with a grain of salt given his constant inability to stay healthy. Even if he does return in Week 4 or 5, this will almost certainly not be the last time that Amendola has us on the edge of our seats this season.

In his absence, Julian Edelman caught 13 passes on 18 targets last week against the Jets, and he will continue to draw a ludicrous number of targets until he returns.

When (and if) Amendola can get back on the field (and stay healthy for more than one game at a time), the Patriots offense will once again be dangerous. By then, TE Rob Gronkowski will most likely be back in action. Once both players return, Tom Brady and company will benefit tremendously, and the Patriots offense should start rolling.

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