Danny Amendola limited at practice

September, 16, 2013
9/16/13
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola was present at the start of the team's practice on Monday, but he was noticeably limited by a groin injury suffered in the team's season opener that caused him to miss a Week 2 win.

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The media accessibility portion of practice lasted only through individual drills, but Amendola moved gingerly as he ran routes.

The severity and nature of Amendola's injury is not entirely clear. According to Fox Sports, Amendola has torn adductor muscles in his hip and has gotten conflicting reports from doctors on whether he has a sports hernia. A timetable for his return to action is unknown.

The Patriots leaned on Julian Edelman as his replacement last Thursday night, with Edelman posting 13 receptions amidst struggles from the team's other receivers.

Elsewhere, cornerback Aqib Talib was not spotted at the start of practice, though the nature of his absence is unclear. Talib intercepted two passes against the Jets in Week 2 and is the team's top cornerback.

Fellow cornerback Alfonzo Dennard had not yet returned from his probation violation hearing in Lincoln, Nebraska, which was held earlier Monday. Special teams captain Matthew Slater was also absent, though the reason behind that is also unclear.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski, meanwhile, continues to make progress in his rehabilitation from offseason back and forearm surgeries, as he once again took part in practice. He was a limited participant in practice each of the last two weeks.

The Patriots will submit their first injury report of the week following Wednesday's practice. The team hosts Tampa Bay on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.
Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston's Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.

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