Sammy Watkins hurt his ankle in the first half of action of his Buffalo Bills game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The wide receiver was seen on crutches after the game but x-rays on the ankle reportedly came up negative, according to ESPN.
Watkins was injured in a play in the final moments of the second quarter when the Bills scored a touchdown. The Bills lost to the Bengals, 34-21 with Watkins finishing with 48 receiving yards on 4 catches before his ankle got hurt.
Watkins already got hurt earlier in the season when he suffered a right calf injury which has caused him to miss the Bills’ previous two games, a 24-10 loss to the New York Giants and a 14-13 win over the Tennessee Titans.
For the injury-riddled season, the 22-year-old Watkins has so far accumulated 147 receiving yards on 11 catches with two touchdowns. This is Watkins second season with the Bills after getting drafted the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Watkins played in all 16 regular season games in his rookie year finishing with 982 receiving yards on 65 catches with six touchdowns. Watkins was the team’s leader in total receiving yards, targets and receiving touchdowns.
Buffalo is current at 3-3 in the regular season, good for third place in the AFC East. The Bills face the Jackson Jaguars, Dolphins and New York Jets in their next three games.