Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins had surgery on his hip earlier this offseason, reports ESPN's Josina Anderson.
Per Anderson, Watkins suffered the injury that ultimately necessitated the surgery in the Bills' 26-10 home win over the Cleveland Browns on November 30. In the four games after that day, Watkins played 266 out of a possible 275 snaps on offense, catching 14 passes for 287 yards and a touchdown in that time frame.
While the injury was clearly not serious enough to take Watkins out of the lineup, a surgery could affect his availability for the Bills' voluntary offseason workout program, which begins on Monday, April 6.
During an up-and-down rookie season (65 receptions, 982 yards, six touchdowns), Watkins dealt with a myriad of small injuries, which began during the preseason when he took a shot to the ribs in a road game against Pittsburgh. Through it all, he still participated in 96.7 percent of the Bills' snaps on offense, a full 12 percent more than the team's No. 2 wide receiver, Robert Woods.