There’s a part of the Patriots locker room facility that is spooky. Maybe even haunted. Danny Amendola does everything he can to avoid going near it.
“I told them on Day 1 that I get a bad vibe in the training room,” said Amendola, the new dynamic slot receiver. “I love the guys in there. I said, ‘Don’t take it personally.’ I’ve been in there a lot.’’
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.
Lord knows Amendola, 27, will do whatever it takes to avoid the training room. There was the time as a youth basketball player when he broke his pinky diving for a ball in the stands, and he didn’t leave the game. There was the time in St. Louis in 2011 when he slapped on a brace and played with a partially torn triceps tendon, lasting three weeks before tearing it for good.
And then, of course, there was the time last year when he was back on the field just five weeks after coming millimeters from dying on the turf of the Edward Jones Dome.
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