Buccaneers LB Devin White day-to-day with MCL sprain
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have high hopes for rookie Devin White. However, the fifth pick of the 2019 Draft will have to miss a couple of games due to an injury on his knee.
White suffered a knee injury during the team’s impressive victory over the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night. However, it’s been confirmed that the injury isn’t as serious as first feared and that the rookie may be able to return to the field sooner rather than later.
Bruce Arians says rookie LB Devin White appears to have a Grade One MCL sprain. Called White “day to day,” said he was walking around today without a brace.
— Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) September 13, 2019
The Bucs head coach is going to be hopeful that the former LSU Tiger manages a comeback quickly as he established himself as a key cog in their defense. Smith further detailed the rookie’s importance in his piece for Buccaneers.com:
White is a key part of the Bucs’ defense, the play-caller when he’s on the field and a potential big-play maker next to Lavonte David.
However, he was quick to note that the defense didn’t collapse when he left the field. The secondary managed to stop the anthers in a surprisingly inspired display.
Moreover, he showed determination in his character after the team’s loss in Week 1:
“I think we are going to be alright,” he said with a smile, via WFLA.com. “My head is always held high, you know, even through the bad… I lost my first high school game. I lost my first college game. I lost my first NFL game so I know how to deal with it. I always bounce back.”
The team hopes that he will be able to be in good health by the time they play the New York Giants on November 22. However, the team’s in no rush to get him back on the team. His health is more important than the W.