Roddy White will miss the first game of his career on Sunday
After 133 consecutive games, Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White will sit on the bench for the first time in his NFL career on Sunday, according to Adam Schefter.
A combination of ankle and hamstring injuries will keep the 9-year veteran off the field for the Falcons’ game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Atlanta assistant head coach Terry Robiskie told CBSSports.com that White will do whatever it takes to get back on the field as soon as possible.
“I know Roddy is the toughest guy I’ve ever coached. And the thing I’ll say about the Roddy White I know is every single morning he wakes up, he’s preparing to play on Sunday. I know Roddy. I think Roddy will keep going and he’ll do the things that he needs to do to get well.”
After three consecutive seasons with 90+ catches, White has been off to a slow start this year with only 14 catches and no touchdowns through 5 games.