Just when you think things are turning around for the Buffalo Bills this season, another major problem occurs for the franchise to set them back
The AFC East side had a torrid first two games of the season, but they managed to turn things around last week against the Arizona Cardinals when they won by a scoreline 33-18. Their week four contest against their divisional rivals the New England Patriots was always going to be a tough contest as they are currently undefeated.
However, things have now become even tougher after the team announced yesterday that wide receiver Sammy Watkins had been placed on the injured reserve list.
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It seems that the problems with his surgically repaired foot have become too much for him to play this weekend, and one that the Bills medical staff believe can't be agitated any further by playing or practising. He broke a small bone in his foot during the offseason and it has yet to heal.
Watkins is eligible to return to the team in eight weeks if his foot is feeling better and if the Bills opt to use their one designated return spot for him, but there is a chance that the wide receiver might not return for Buffalo this season at all.
The 23-year-old has been replaced on the roster by Justin Hunter, who was claimed off the waivers from the Dolphins. A great opportunity for the former 2013 second-round pick, who has yet to show that kind of quality since leaving college.
Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin are the other wideouts that will look to take advantage of more targets from quarterback Tyrod Taylor while Watkins is out, and hopefully get the Bills' season back on track despite them missing a key part of their offense.