Sep 15, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; (Editors note: Caption Correction) Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) runs out on the field prior to the game against the St. Louis Rams at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Falcons Roddy White suffers setback in ankle injury

When Roddy White suffered his ankle sprain during preseason, both White and the Falcons lead on that it was just a minor issue. Of course, as White continued to avoid playing and practicing, there was the admission that the sprain he suffered was of the high ankle variety, which are known to linger.

Linger it has as White has looked like a shell of his former self through the first four week’s of the NFL season and now, White is suggesting that he suffered a setback in the Falcons loss to the New England Patriots this past Sunday night.

Per the AJC:

Falcons wide receiver Roddy White. suffered a set back in his recovery from his high ankle sprain.

He played his most action of the season against New England. He played 74 of 76 (97 percent) of the offensive snaps.

“Yeah, and I learned a very valuable lesson from that,” White said. “I ain’t where I need to be yet.”

Sounds like White pushed himself a bit too hard.

There’s no word on if White will take the field when the Falcons play the Jets on Monday Night Football, though, given their Week 6 bye, it’s possible White will take the game off or play limited snaps in hopes of having an extended recovery period.

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