HOUSTON — Houston Texans wide receiver Danny Amendola underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday, as first reported by Aaron Wison of Sports Talk 790.
With six games left until the conclusion of the 2021 season, speculations arose on whether or not the 36-year-old native of The Woodlands had played his final snap for the dreadful 2-9 Texans. But Amendola plans to return to the field once cleared by team doctors.
“I am working day-to-day, and I plan to take it week-to-week to get back as soon as I can,” Amendola said at eBay’s Hard to Find Gift Shops on Friday. “I am trying to help this team win. I am excited about the future. And I am excited to see what this team can do. I am ready to get back to helping in every way that I can.”
Amendola said the procedure was a minor clean-up after sustaining a knee injury during the Texans’ 21-14 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday.
He always anticipated a return following the surgery. Had there been any doubts about his comeback, Amendola would have opted to push the operation to the off-season.
“I just love playing the game,” he said. “I have a lot of respect for the game and how far it has come. I’m excited about the direction this team is going, and I want to help this team win more games.”
Amendola signed a one-year deal worth $2.5 million to join the Texans in September, where he has recorded 17 passes for 135 yards and a touchdown through seven games played.
Prior to his knee injury, Amendola missed four consecutive games due to a hamstring strain sustained during the Texans’ Week 2 loss to the Cleveland Browns.