Atlanta Falcons star wide receiver Roddy White hasn’t played since sustaining a hamstring injury to add to a nagging ankle injury in a Week 5 loss to the New York Jets, and it looks like White is going to miss a third straight game. That means White will have missed over a month between games, because the Falcons next game after this week’s rivalry tilt against the Carolina Panthers is a date with the Seattle Seahawks on the tenth of the month.
White hasn’t practiced in ages either, and he wasn’t able to break that streak today either. ESPN NFL Nation’s Vaughn McClure reports that White has missed practice for the second straight day this week, and he seems highly unlikely for this week’s game against the Panthers. If he misses tomorrow’s practice, then that will seal his fate for this week’s game. At this point, it isn’t realistic to expect him to practice tomorrow, thus nobody should expect him to return this week.
Even his status for Week 10’s matchup against the Seahawks is in question, and it’s just been that kind of year for the Falcons and Roddy White. Even when he has played this season, his ankle injury was too painful for him to do any damage. But even with Julio Jones lost for the season, the Falcons will still have a high-powered passing attack once White is 100%. That’s thanks to the incredible play of Matt Ryan, as well as Tony Gonzalez and Harry Douglas.