ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – For the better of three weeks, Bills fans have held their breath awaiting the status of WR Sammy Watkins ahead of each and every game day. This week, there will be no wondering about it – he’s out.
Rex Ryan revealed his top receivers status for Week 4 following the team’s final practice before the heads to New England, Friday.
Making matter worse Ryan was uncertain whether or not the injury would be a long-term issue moving forward, revealing that the team has a “major concern” that the setback with Watkins’ foot could cost him the season.
The 23-year-old receiver had foot surgery back in the spring to repair what’s known as a Jones Fracture in his left foot. The procedure caused him to miss the first half of training camp, recovering. Following the Bills 13-7 loss to Baltimore in Week 1 Watkins complained about experiencing soreness in the foot and underwent an MRI. It was later reported that the pain he was suffering from was normal for someone who underwent the surgery he did, and Watkins was on the field for Buffalo in Week 2 on a short week.
He hasn’t played since.
Joining Watkins as officially out for Sunday’s meeting with the Patriots is WR Greg Salas and Tackle Cyrus Kouandjio.
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