Adam Schefter reports that Bills WR Sammy Watkins is scheduled to fly to North Carolina this week to meet with Dr. Robert Anderson to determine if he needs a second surgery on his foot. that would end his season.
According to Schefter, a second surgery would end Watkins’ 2016 season and the belief right now is that he will need another procedure.
The Bills officially placed Watkins on injured reserve Friday, which means that he’s out for at least the next eight weeks, but could be activated from I.R. later on in the year.
Before announcing that Watkins was being placed on injured reserve, Bills HC Rex Ryan told reporters that there is “major concern” that Watkins’ foot injury is a long-term issue.
Watkins has been dealing with discomfort in his surgically repaired foot. However, reports have said that his foot is still structurally sound, despite some concern that Watkins may have re-broken his foot or the screw that was inserted during surgery.
Watkins, 23, is in the third year of his four-year, $19.935 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $2,232,328 for the 2016 season to go along with $3,138,491 next year.
This season, Watkins has caught six passes for 63 yards receiving and no touchdowns for the Bills over the course of two games.