Danny Amendola once again is dealing with an injury suffered on a punt return, according to a report from Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald.
Howe reported Thursday, citing a source, that Amendola hyperextended his knee while returning a punt during Sunday’s win over the Atlanta Falcons.
The wide receiver finished that game but did not practice Wednesday. He returned to field Thursday for the Patriots’ non-padded practice.
“It?s not an ideal injury, but it?s also not a major ordeal,” Howe wrote.
Amendola already has missed one game this season with a punt return-related injury. He took a shot to the head from Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Frank Zombo in Week 1 and sat out the following week with a concussion and an ankle injury.
Last season, Amendola suffered a high ankle sprain on a punt return and missed the final four regular-season games. In 2015, he sustained a knee injury on a return and sat out two games as a result.
Amendola, who turns 32 next week, is on pace for a career high in receiving yards. He’s caught 29 passes on 36 targets for 324 yards and one touchdown in six games while also serving as New England’s primary punt returner.
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