NFL News: Buffalo Bills’ Sammy Watkins still hopes to join training camp after foot injury

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Sammy Watkins (photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Coalman 767)

The Buffalo Bills’ Sammy Watkins hopes to join training camp following his foot injury. Last May, the Bills wide receiver sustained a foot injury. However, the injury didn’t require a long rest and the team hopes to have him join training camp.

Following a foot injury last May, wide receiver Sammy Watkins hopes to be active. The Bills hopes to have him back by training camp, ESPN reports. Training camp won’t be until July 30 and Watkins said that he hopes to be there by then.

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“For training camp, I think I’ll definitely be available,” he said. He also shared that he might sit out the first few days of camp to see how he would be by then. Right now, he has set his sights to be active by the time training camp comes.

Earlier in June, Watkins said he hoped that the walking boot would be taken off him. The boot had been placed so as to help recovery as well as prevent further injury to it. Two screws have been placed on his foot over a stress fracture that has developed since April, USA Today reported June 1.

Watkins has been injury prone as a player. He had rib injury and then had an offseason hip surgery during his rookie year. Last season he missed three games after a right calf injury sustained during training camp. During the season he also injured his left ankle.

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In his interview he noted that football is one of the most physical of all sports. Injuries have been part of the game and more injuries would likely affect players like him. He said that there is no frustration on his part though even with the injuries he’s had.

Although he hopes to be back by training camp, Bills coach Rex Ryan said it’s still unclear when he would be back on the field. He did say that Watkins would likely get going in some way during training camp.

Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons/Coalman767

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