When it comes to the health of their wide receiver corps, the New England Patriots have been pushed to the brink. When Danny Amendola and Aaron Dobson went down with injury against the Bills last night, the Patriots were down to just two bodies at the position.
They have now received some good news (at least when it comes to Amendola). Tom E. Curran of CSNNE reports:
Danny Amendola has a knee sprain that will limit him throughout the week. His availability for the game Sunday in Denver will be determined by how he responds to treatment and an increase in work load as the week progresses. He's not expected to miss an extended period of time.
The Patriots will be seriously hampered against one of the league's best defenses if Amendola is out Sunday. Nonetheless, knowing that he will be back soon is a huge relief.
As for the other receiver that went down in the game, Aaron Dobson, the news is not as good:
As for Aaron Dobson, the prognosis is not final but he is expected to miss at least the Denver game, and perhaps more than that. As Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reported, X-rays of Dobson's foot showed no broken bones, but the extent of any ligament damage will dictate how long he'll be down.
On the bright side, Keshawn Martin appears to be getting closer to a return. We think.
Nonetheless, with the Amendola news, today is a good day.