White to have knee drained for second consecutive season

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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