James White Injury: Ex-NFL Doctor Shares Grim Outlook On Patriots RB

White exited Sunday's game with a hip injury


Sep 26, 2021

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.

Ryan Fitzpatrick sustained his injury earlier this season, and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks. Tua Tagovailoa’s hip injury cut his 2019 collegiate season short.

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.

Thumbnail photo via Chris Pedota, NorthJersey.com via USA Today Sports Images
New England Patriots running back James White
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