Falcons WR Roddy White Has A High-Ankle Sprain
By Allen Kim
While Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White managed to play in his 129th consecutive game, he’s dealing with an injury more serious than previously thought before. White revealed to Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he has a high-ankle sprain that will take a few weeks to fully heal before he’s back to 100 percent.
“It's hard to cut,” White said. “It's hard to do just about everything at the position.”
The injury was initially reported as being a low-ankle sprain shortly after he went down, but concerns over the injury have been brewing over the last two weeks. Atlanta was coy about the severity of the injury, and it appears that they’ve been hiding some information. High-ankle sprains tend to linger, and while it’s not time to push the panic button, this is not to be taken lightly.
White says that “it will be maybe a few more weeks before I can go out there and be myself."
White was used sparingly in the Falcons’ loss to the New Orleans Saints, and it’s clear that he was mainly just a decoy when he played in limited snaps. While the Falcons’ stacked offense can certainly weather the storm for a few weeks, White’s loss will have a significant impact on their aerial attack.
"They wanted me in certain areas to do certain things so that they couldn't just bracket guys," he said. "That's what we did.”
White only had two receptions for 19 receiving yards, and he may continue to be used in this role until he heals up.