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Sammy sits due to soreness in hip

Posted by Chris Brown on August 6, 2015 – 3:15 pm

Bills WR Sammy Watkins walked slowly off the field after the first set of 11-on-11 work at Thursday’s practice. For him he just didn’t feel right. Head coach Rex Ryan knowing it’s just the first week of training camp chose to sit him the rest of practice.

“I was sore right before that,” said Watkins of how he felt before being pulled. “I played and just wanted to get out there and compete, but I figured I didn’t have the burst or speed and I’m kind of sore, so I figured why not sit out a day rather than grinding and create an injury or get hurt. It’s only the second week so coach was smart about it taking me out.”

Watkins is returning from offseason hip surgery and knows there are going to be days where he has to push through some of the soreness and stiffness associated with returning from that kind of procedure. But if resting it a day can make all the difference he’s going to do it knowing it’ll benefit him in the long run.

He’s hoping to be back practicing Friday.

“I should be. I don’t know with the evalution what the coaches are going to do with the (athletic training) staff,” he said. “Hopefully I do (practice). I’m not hurt and nothing is painful. It’s just soreness from the injury. Certain days you’ve got to take off. Certain days I feel good. Certain days I’ve got to work through the stiffness. That’s part of the injury. Certain days you’ve just got to be smart about it.”


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