Devin White
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie linebacker Devin White went down with a knee injury during Thursday night’s game against the Carolina Panthers. Thankfully, the No. 5 overall pick appears to have avoided a catastrophic knee injury.

Bruce Arians told reporters on Friday that White appears to have a Grade 1 MCL sprain and said the rookie is “day to day” and is walking around without a brace.

This is the best possible news. When White went down with the knee injury, it looked bad. He stayed on the ground for a while and didn’t return to action once leaving the field.

Now, he may not miss much time at all. That would be a boon for Tampa Bay’s defense. The former LSU star has been solid so far in his first year, tallying eight tackles and showing flashes of his rare abilities.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.