Atlanta Falcons Roddy White to miss remainder of preseason with ankle injury

Jul 28, 2013; Flowery Branch, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White catches a pass during training camp at the Falcons Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons today announced that wide receiver Roddy White will miss the remainder of the preseason due to his ‘minor’ ankle sprain.

Per ESPN:

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White has a minor ankle sprain and it likely will prevent him from playing again this preseason, according to a source familiar with the injury.

If this were the regular season, White would play, the source said. But the Falcons do not want to push him before he’s ready in the preseason.

There’s little reason for White to be on the field right now, given the injury. The eight year veteran is extremely familiar with the offense of Dirk Koetter and really doesn’t need much (if any) ‘practice reps’.

Add in the last few preseason games (especially the final game) are usually meant for players on the roster bubble, White would have played relatively sparingly anyway. So, with all factors combined, it’s best that White simply allow his ankle to heal before it becomes a nagging injury that bothers him throughout the season.

Topics: Atlanta Falcons, Roddy White

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