Bills rookie receiver (and potential savior of the employment of everyone in the football operation) Sammy Watkins gave the team (and everyone in the employment of the football operation) a scare when leaving Saturday night’s preseason game against the Steelers with a rib injury.
The good news? The ribs are not broken. The bad news? The ribs are still bruised.
The team announced after the game that it’s only a bruise, according to the Buffalo News. And while “only a bruise” sounds better than “broken,” anyone who has had bruised ribs knows that running, walking, moving, and/or breathing can be quite painful while the bruise heals.
Coach Doug Marrone specifically used the term “contusion” when describing the injury, which is the same thing as a bruise but sounds fancier. The Bills won’t be very fancy if the injury slows Watkins down into the regular season.