Roddy White hurt his ankle on Thursday night

AP

Thursday night’s game against the Ravens was a mostly positive one for the Falcons first-teamers, but any smiles will be premature until they get a diagnosis on wide receiver Roddy White.

White left the game in the first quarter after injuring his ankle. The initial reports during the game were that he was questionable to return to the contest, but White never got back on the field. Coach Mike Smith didn’t have much information right after the game.

“I have not had a chance to speak in depth with Roddy,” Smith said, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We made a decision that Roddy was not going to come back in the ball game. When we have [more] information on that we’ll give it to you. But until we get more information, I don’t want to speak to it.”

White didn’t have any catches before leaving the game. An extended absence wouldn’t be a total disaster for the Falcons as they have several other offensive threats, but it would certainly threaten tight end Tony Gonzalez’s hope that the team will have the “perfect” offense in 2013.

23 responses to “Roddy White hurt his ankle on Thursday night

  1. Roddy White should of known better then to take to field against the best defense ever assembled in the history of the NFL. Let this be a warning to the rest of the offensive units in the NFL.

  2. It didn’t look like anything serious. He barely even had a limp while leaving the field. Nothing to see here.

  3. The best defense ever assembled? Our starters scored 20 against that defense, a defense that btw was in the ENTIRE first half along with Flacco, while your offense could only muster 1 touchdown, and only 3 first downs. Compare that to our 11 first downs in 16 minutes…while your starters played for 30. But yeah, greatest defense ever and a very solid offense lol.

  4. Roddy White or Hot-Rod as I like to call him hurt his ankle wrestling guys and is trying to act like he hurt it playing football.

  5. A receiver with alligator arms and lil’ chicken ankles. Interesting creature the fakuns’ have on their roster.

  6. ravanator says:
    Aug 16, 2013 8:37 AM
    Roddy White should of known better then to take to field against the best defense ever assembled in the history of the NFL. Let this be a warning to the rest of the offensive units in the NFL.

    That explains why I looked at the box score in the second quarter and the Falcons had 18 firt downs to the Ravens 3.

  7. Matt Ryan cannot possibly function with only Julio Jones and Tony Gonzalez as his top targets. Well, ok, he can probably get by in the regular season, and he was going to end the playoffs being shut out in the second half if not all game anyway.

  8. Feel sorry for Falcons fans. You guys have to get all excited about the preseason because the Falcons will never make a post season run and win the Superbowl. Enjoy being irrelevant for many years to come.

  9. LOL. I love these falcon fans talking about how dominant they were in the 1st half of a preseason game. Seems to me the exact thing happened last year against the ravens in preseason. Ravens went on to win the SB and the Ryan won his FIRST post season game. So gloat all you want about preseason, the ravens only play for post season

  10. I thank the Falcons for the beat down they gave my Ravens. They needed the kick in the head to start focusing.

    By the way, ravanator is actually a Steelers fan posting that way to make Ravens look bad. Ignore them. We do.

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