Given the wide receiver's past injury issues -- he's missed 20 games over the past two seasons -- the groin issue might be seen as a foreboding sign for a Patriots team that desperately needs Amendola to produce.
"I'm sick of talking about it; I just want to go play, to be honest with you," Amendola said, according to ESPNBoston.com. "I'm excited about getting out there. I'm just ready to go."
It's a tall order.