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Danny Amendola: ‘I anticipate being 100 percent shortly’

09.25.13 at 1:06 pm ET

FOXBORO — Danny Amendola thinks he could be back a lot sooner than people originally thought after suffering what was believed to be a sports hernia-related injury in Week 1 against the Bills.

“I anticipate being 100 percent shortly,” Amendola told reporters in the Patriots locker room on Wednesday.

Amendola suffered a groin injury in the preseason, missed the third preseason game in Detroit and suffered what appeared to be an aggravation of the injury in Week 1 while running crossing route in the end zone in the second quarter.

Later in the week, it was reported that Amendola had suffered a completely torn adductor tendon. But in an ironic twist, the complete tear from the bone shortened the recovery time from 2-6 weeks to 2-3 weeks, meaning Amendola could be ready for Sunday against the Falcons.

Amendola has been practicing with the team for the last two weeks but has been inactive for wins over the Jets and Buccaneers. Amendola was again in full pads on Wednesday for practice outside Gillette Stadium and he was moving more comfortably. Practice was closed to reporters after stretching.

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