Wide Receiver Roddy White has elected to have his knee drained instead of surgery for the second year in a row. Last season he missed only two camp days and expects the same this year.
“They gave me the option two years ago to have surgery. They said they would have to slice off the top of my cartilage, and I was like, ‘I don’t want to do that.’ I don’t want them to keep shaving my cartilage off until there’s no more cartilage. Then you start to get arthritis.”
The four time pro bowler fully expects to play the entire season beginning with the first preseason game against the Tennessee Titans.
“I feel light, and I feel like that’s going to help me get through the season,” White said. “I want to be healthy for 16 games.”
“I want to finish out my career here,” White said. “After that … well, I want to win a Super Bowl. But if it doesn’t happen, I’ll be happy. And if it does happen, I’ll be happy.
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The Atlanta Falcons are trying to recover from an embarrasing loss to the Seattle Seahawks in which they managed only one touchdown and one field goal. The loss marked the return of superstar receiver Roddy White who participated in 55 of the 58 snaps on offense, which equates to 95% of the snaps. The Falcons are in the midst of a three game losing streak and have lost by a combined 88-33 score.
“It’s been frustrating,” quarterback Matt Ryan said. “Obviously, we’re nine games into it and certainly not even close to where we want to be and that makes it difficult.”
Head Coach Mike Smith has confidence in his team and feels that they are playing to the best of their abilities. Granted, that this loss Sunday was against a top notch team.
“I do feel like our guys are playing hard,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said. “We just physically didn’t win the line of scrimmage today, on both sides of the football.”
The Falcons go back on the road to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who are coming off their first victory of the season against the Dolphins last weekend. Great seats and tickets are still available.
Coming off a 34-10 drubbing at the hands of the Carolina Panthers, the Atlanta Falcons are hoping to rebound against Seattle Seahawks this week and may get some help from receiver Roddy White.
“I’m pretty sure I’m going to be out there Sunday,” White said. “You know, I wanted to get out there and have a full week of practice before I actually played in a game. This was the first full week that I’m going through. I’ll be ready to play.”
The Seahawks are coming off a 3-point win over the Atlanta Falcons and are looking to improve to 9-1. Great seats are still available for the game so get your tickets!