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Roddy White injury: Receiver to have "minor" elbow surgery, set to return for regular season

It's not good news, but it could be worse news.

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We're a little late on this one, but in case you hadn't heard, Roddy White is due for surgery.

White has been experiencing swelling due to loose particles in his elbow. The injury flared up following Thursday's light practice. He did not play in Friday night's 30-22 preseason loss to the New York Jets.

Quinn said he believes White's surgery will be arthroscopic. An arthroscopic debridement is the normal procedure associated with White's type of injury. Such a procedure typically involves a maximum four-week recovery period.

We all know Roddy is going to fight tooth and nail to get back on the field, so I wouldn't count him out for Week 1 by any means, and Dan Quinn said he fully expects him to on the field for the opener. The question, as Roddy now faces both knee and elbow issues, is how well he's going to be able to fight through everything in order to contribute. I will continue to refrain from betting against Roddy, but Leonard Hankerson's stock is rising, without question, and White could be eased back in if his recovery doesn't go extremely well.

For other injury news, we turn to our own Jeanna Thomas.

For what it's worth, Trufant told Vaughn McClure he'd be back for Week 1, and Peter Konz is apparently having arthroscopic knee surgery, which shouldn't sideline him for long but will likely jeopardize his chances of making the roster even further. Follow along with us this week for more injury updates.