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Sammy Watkins Injury Update Leaves Status for AFC Championship Game in Question

Isaiah De Los Santos
The latest Sammy Watkins injury update leaves his status cloudy for the Chiefs-Bills AFC Championship Game.
The latest Sammy Watkins injury update leaves his status cloudy for the Chiefs-Bills AFC Championship Game. / Jamie Squire/Getty Images
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Injuries are likely to have a big impact on the Kansas City Chiefs-Buffalo Bills AFC Championship Game on Sunday. Star quarterback Patrick Mahomes is battling turf toe, Le'Veon Bell is expected to miss the game with a knee injury, and Sammy Watkins is dealing with a calf ailment.

Is Sammy Watkins Playing Today?

Sunday morning's injury update for Watkins leaves his status cloudy against the Bills.

Watkins has been out for Kansas City since Week 16, being unable to suit up in last week's Divisional Round clash despite his team earning a bye for Wild Card Weekend.

The receiver has been reduced to a secondary option this season behind star options like Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. Injuries haven't helped him carve out a role, as he only played in 10 games for KC this year.

Still, Watkins has the ability to impact games, especially in the postseason. Watkins followed up a 7-catch, 114-yard, 1-touchdown performance in last year's AFC Championship with 5 catches for 98 yards in the Chiefs' Super Bowl win.

Kansas City would benefit by having a healthy Watkins on Sunday, as Buffalo is sure to focus on stopping the Chiefs' main weapons, giving secondary options the chance for a huge game.

KC is a 3-point favorite over the Bills on Sunday, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.


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