Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White has been slogging through an ankle injury this season, and fantasy owners have received more bad news, as White has suffered a setback on his ankle. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s D. Orlando Ledbetter reports that Roddy White suffered a setback in last week’s game against the New England Patriots, even though it wasn’t noticeable at the time. White has been admirably slogging through a high ankle sprain, which is why he’s had such a difficult season to this point. In four total appearances, the Falcons superstar wideout has just ten receptions for 84 yards, and he barely even took a snap off last week. White is just pushing through the injury, and last week’s setback on his ankle sounds like nasty business indeed.
Nobody should anticipate Roddy White missing Monday night’s game against the New York Jets, but the Falcons could limit White’s snaps against an inferior opponent. More importantly than that, the Falcons are likely looking at their Week 6 bye week following the Jets game as prime time for White to heal up, so the Falcons could be less inclined to give White his normal workload on Monday, especially in light of this setback.
Roddy White told the AJC, “I’ve got to get right. The bye week is coming at really, really good time. No vacation. No time off for Roddy. No cruising. No, none of that. I’ll be cruising right here in the training room.”
It sounds like White is also looking towards the bye week at this point, and he’s had a difficult season thanks to this painful injury. Last week’s setback certainly hurts, but at least it came closer to the bye week, which gives him a bit of time to get things set before a division game against the floundering Tampa Bay Buccaneers.