Danny Amendola may need surgery

Updated: September 15, 2013, 9:40 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPN.com

New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola has torn adductor muscles in his hip, according to a report by Fox Sports.

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AP Photo/Bill WippertAccording to a report, Danny Amendola has torn adductor muscles in his hip and has received conflicting reports from doctors on whether he has a sports hernia.

Amendola's timetable to return remains fluid, according to the report. Furthermore, Amendola has received conflicting news from doctors on whether he has a sports hernia, according to the report, which stated he would miss about one month if hernia surgery is required.

If surgery is not required, it is possible that Amendola could return in less than a month.

Adductor muscles are located in the upper thigh area, attaching from the pelvis to the thigh bone. They pull the legs together when they contract and help stabilize the hip joint.

Amendola initially injured his groin in a preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Aug. 16. He missed the Patriots' final two preseason games before aggravating the injury late in the second quarter of the Patriots' regular-season opener last Sunday.

Amendola played through the injury in the second half of the opener, making two clutch receptions on New England's game-winning drive and finishing with a team-high 10 catches for 104 yards against the Buffalo Bills. He missed Thursday's 13-10 win over the New York Jets.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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