Sammy Watkins hurts ribs again

Buffalo Bills rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins injured his ribs again, leaving the game against the Detroit Lions and not returning during a 23-0 defeat.

Bills coach Doug Marrone didn't elaborate on Watkins' status going forward.

"Once the trainers cleared him to play, I was excited about it," Marrone said. "You never know. X-rays, tests, things like that. Shows up one day, doesn't show up the next day. Could be out, could be in. Depends on the player. Could be a week, could be four to six weeks, could be longer. I'm not getting into all of that."

Watkins looked like he was in pain following a hit by Lions linebacker Ashlee Palmer.

"It was a tight throw.," quarterback EJ Manuel said. "He just probably got a little banged up. He'll be fine."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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