The Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins is officially out of the concussion protocol, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Watkins was seen walking to the sideline during the Buffalo Bills game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday night and said that he had just finished throwing a football, but then he felt “a little bit of pain.”
The Bills had lost the game 28-14, and Watkins was also hit with a two-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
Watkins has now missed two games since the injury, and he’ll be officially removed from the concussion system when he returns to practice on Friday.
Bills coach Rex Ryan said Monday that Watkins will be back in the lineup on Friday, which is the day after the Bills’ game against Washington, but he didn’t have any update on his status.
It was reported that Watkins had suffered a “fractured bone” and will undergo surgery in two weeks.
He is expected to miss two games and will be eligible to return to action next season.
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy was also ruled out of Monday night’s game against Jacksonville after he was injured during a run-blocking drill, according a source with knowledge of the situation.
McCoy did not participate in the second quarter, and was replaced by Andre Ellington.
McCoy was originally expected to play in Week 17, but will miss the remainder of the regular season after having surgery on a hip injury in September.
McCoy has been in and out of practice all season and is currently listed as questionable for the second consecutive week.
The Bills are still searching for an answer on the injured running back, who is also recovering from the hip injury he suffered last year, when he left a Bills game in Week 15 with an undisclosed injury.