New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola worked through drills gingerly at the start of practice Monday, according to ESPN.
Fox Sports reported Sunday that Amendola has torn adductor muscles in his hip and may need surgery.
Previous reports indicated that Amendola would miss two to six weeks with a sports hernia injury.
He could return to game action in less than a month if he does not need surgery. He did not play last Thursday's game against the New York Jets. He was initially injured during the preseason and missed the last two exhibition games. He aggravated the injury during the Patriots' regular-season opener against the Buffalo Bills Sept. 8 but had 10 catches for 104 yards.