Sal Capaccio reports that Bills WR Sammy Watkins underwent his second foot surgery earlier this month but is expected to be recovered in time for training camp.
Watkins said after the team’s Week 17 game that he was “leaning” against a second surgery on his broken left foot, but it appears as though this was determined to be the best course of action for him to get back to full health.
Last year, Watkinsy underwent surgery on his foot during the offseason and missed OTAs and minicamp. He was able to play in the team’s first two regular-season games before re-aggravating the injury and was subsequently placed on injured reserve.
The Bills activated Watkins from their injured reserve in time for Week 12 and he managed to play out the remainder of the year.
Watkins, 23, is entering the final year of his four-year, $19.935 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $3,138,491 in 2017 and will have a fifth-year club option for the following season.
In 2016, Watkins appeared in eight games for the Bills, recording 28 receptions for 430 yards receiving and two touchdowns.