There's not much that scares Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White. He pretty much embodies NFL toughness. From his high school wrestling days to present day, it's been his calling card. You need someone to rough up opposing DBs? Roddy is your guy. You need someone to take a nasty hit over the middle? Roddy is your guy. You need someone to stand guard at your front door all night? Well, Roddy probably isn't your guy, but wouldn't it be cool if he were?
So as we discuss Roddy's recent surgery, it's important to keep in mind one simple fact: if Roddy can play, then he's going to play. And if you ask his teammates, he's going to play. Credit to Vaughn McClure for the quote. Give his article a read, if you haven't already.
"I think it was in and out, just a scope," Jones said. "I think he's going to recover. He's going to do great. It was just some freak thing that occurred to him. I'm not a doctor, so I really don't know all what's going on with him. But when it's the first (surgery) for anyone, somebody's going to be uncomfortable."
As McClure points out, expected recovery time is four weeks. There are approximately 3 weeks between now and the week 1 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Best case scenario, Roddy is back, good as new. Worst case scenario, it takes him until week 3 or 4 of the regular season to get up to speed. I'd bet on the former, but if the latter keeps him healthy all year, I'm all for it.