On Sunday, Bills receiver Sammy Watkins felt pain in his left foot, the same one he had surgery on in the offseason. He is listed as questionable for tonight’s game against the Jets, and he’s expected to feel residual soreness moving forward.
Despite the concerns, it appears that Watkins will indeed play tonight. From ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
Bills WR Sammy Watkins, listed as questionable for tonight vs. Jets with foot injury, “wants to play and probably will”, per league source.
Initially, there was concern that Watkins had rebroke his foot against the Ravens. However, further tests showed that this wasn’t the case. A sigh of relief was collectively let out of Buffalo.
Watkins is vital to the Bills’ ability to stretch the field, giving Tyrod Taylor a downfield threat with size. This passing game relies on big plays, and Watkins is the man for the job.
The surgery took place back in the spring, but it’s still in the process of healing. If Watkins wants to continue playing this year, he’ll just have to continue enduring the pain.