Tre’Davious White left the Buffalo Bills’ win on Thanksgiving early with a knee injury and the team got a heavy dose of bad news on Black Friday.
While the Buffalo Bills may have picked up a huge win over the Saints to, at least hopefully, right the ship in a season that has been below expectations to this point, the club may have suffered a loss that could hinder their fortunes severely moving forward.
In the victory over New Orleans, star cornerback Tre’Davious White suffered an odd knee injury on a play where he seemingly landed awkwardly before hobbling off the field. He was in the blue medical tent for quite a while before walking back to the locker room and not returning to the action.
Bills fans were hoping for a positive update on Friday but, alas, the relaity was quite unfortunately. An MRI revealed that White tore his ACL and will be on the sidelines for the remainder of the 2021 season with Buffalo.
Bills injury update: Tre’Davious White out for season with torn ACL
Losing White could be a tough blow for this Buffalo defense. Cornerback was their thinnest position group coming into the year and White was the solidifying force. Without him, the problems could mount.
What’s worse is that the issues could blind-sided fans because, frankly, the Saints were unable to take advantage of that on Thanksgiving with Trevor Siemian at quarterback. Facing a better offense and quarterback, the situation could be much different.
There is the potential for the Bills to search on the free agent market for any cornerback help they could potentially acquire and the franchise would be wise to do so. No matter who’s playing in place of White, though, losing their top defensive back is going to be another hurdle for this team to overcome.