BUFFALO, NY – Cornerback Tre’Davious White has a torn ACL and will be out for the rest of the season, according to the Buffalo Bills, leaving them without one of their best players when they push for the playoffs.
The fifth-year corner had an MRI Friday morning, which confirmed the news, after the team returned from New Orleans.
The injury occurred in the second quarter of the team’s 31-6 victory over the Saints. White was able to walk off the field on his own with a limp, but eventually was ruled out of the game. Dane Jackson replaced him and will be expected to do so going forward. White, a Shreveport native and former LSU player, is visibly emotional coming off the field.
“Obviously, Tre’Davious is a huge playmaker for us, and just his presence on the football field is unlike any other,” Safety Micah Hyde said. “And so, hopefully he’s healthy and it’s hard to come back aheim and not be able to finish the game. … Being tre’davious, he’ll bounce back whatever it may be.”
After the game, coach Sean McDermott said that they will take it one day at a time, and that they will “pray” that he is back.
White has played an integral role as the top cornerback of the team. When the 2020 All-Pro was the nearest defender this season, he allowed a 50.8% completion percentage and 58.9 passer rank, both fourth-best among defensive backs with 50-plus targets this season, per NFL next gen stats.
He has one interception and 41 tackles on the season, in addition to six defense passes. White will be one of the toughest players on the team to replace, due to limited cornerback depth and the level of his talent.
“I know all the guys in the locker room are praying for him and hurting with him,” quarterback Josh Allen said. “There is not a bad thing that can be said about this man. He comes in and stays with him every day.”