Foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson has recommended that Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins forgo surgery on his injured foot, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com.
The news was first reported by NFL.com. Watkins has been on injured reserve since Sept. 30 but the development means a late-season return is still possible. Watkins is eligible to return to practice Nov. 11, and the earliest he can play is Nov. 27 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Speaking to reporters Wednesday, coach Rex Ryan said he was unaware of any development regarding Watkins’ health.