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New Patriots slot receiver Danny Amendola has a label of “fragile,” because he has missed 20 games the last two seasons with the Rams, and nothing bothers him more than that.
Yes, he has played only 16 games once in four NFL seasons, but it’s not as though he refuses to play on sprained ankles or with minor dings. His injuries have been freakish and painful.
One of those injuries was life-threatening — the broken clavicle he sustained last year.
“I know my injuries are kind of crazy, but I haven’t missed a practice since I broke my collarbone,” Amendola said. “It was hard and it’s part of the game. It’s why I love playing, because it’s so physical. Sometimes you get injured, and that’s the way it is.”