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Report: Bills' Watkins may need second surgery

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Posted at 9:49 AM, Oct 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-02 09:49:37-04

The rest of 2016 for Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins hangs in the balance with a visit to North Carolina, according to the latest report.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported early on Sunday that Watkins, the team’s top wide receiver, will be heading to North Carolina to get a consultation from foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson. The meeting will be to determine if Watkins needs a second surgery on his foot, after dealing with pain through the first three weeks of the season.

The expectation, according to the report, is that Watkins will likely need the surgery, which would end his 2016 season after just two games, six receptions, and 63 yards. The receiver originally had surgery in the offseason to repair the injury.

The Bills placed Watkins on injured reserve Friday, and at the very least, will be without him for the next eight weeks of the regular season. Just hours before, head coach Rex Ryan told the media that there was a "major concern" that Watkins' condition could be a long-term injury.

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