James White’s injury didn’t look good to the untrained eye, but the trained eye was able to corroborate those beliefs.
During the second quarter of the New England Patriots-New Orleans Saints game, White had to be carted off after suffering a hip injury while being brought down. White was ruled out for the remainder of the game almost immediately after taking to the locker room, which never is a good sign.
Former NFL team doctor David J. Chao shared his initial read on the injury, and it is bleak.
“By video a Tua and FitzMagic type right hip injury. Expect more like Fitz with subluxation than Tua with dislocation. In any case, expect IR coming,” Chao tweeted.
Either way, hip injuries can be tough for running backs to return to normalcy from. White is 29, which is on the older side by running back standards, but still is an efficient pass-catching back. The Patriots surely will be holding their breath.