Bills HC Rex Ryan told reporters on Friday that there is “major concern” that WR Sammy Watkins‘ foot injury is a long-term issue.
The Bills have already ruled him out for Week 4’s game against the Patriots.
“If this is something that is hurting this young man in any way, shape or form, then absolutely, I don’t want him out there,” Ryan said, per Mike Rodak.
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, but that thankfully was not the case.
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.
We’ll have more regarding Watkins and his injury as the news is available.