Danny Amendola injures head

Updated: October 14, 2013, 1:47 PM ET
By Field Yates | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola left in the third quarter of Sunday's 30-27 win against the New Orleans Saints and did not return after suffering a head injury, the team announced.

Amendola, who had two catches prior to leaving, was the recipient of a jarring hit from Saints cornerback Jabari Greer on an end-around run late in the third quarter.

Members of the team's medical staff quickly attended to Amendola, who immediately went down after taking the hit.

The Patriots dressed five receivers for Sunday's game. Veteran Austin Collie, signed last week, saw his first playing time as a Patriot following the Amendola injury, making two catches for 24 yards.

The 27-year-old Amendola previously missed three games this year due to a groin injury suffered in Week 1.

Also Sunday, Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib left the game in the third quarter with a hip injury and didn't return.

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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