Falcons veteran wide receiver Roddy White catches a pass during team practice. He will be out for a week or more, aiming to return for the season opener. (Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com)
Photo: Curtis Compton
Photo: Curtis Compton

Falcons’ White to have elbow surgery

Falcons wide receiver Roddy White will undergo minor elbow surgery on Monday for the removal of loose bodies in the right joint that caused swelling.

White, who developed the swelling late last week, was scratched from the team’s 30-22 loss against the New York Jets on Friday night.

“Pretty minor stuff but it caused some swelling,” coach Dan Quinn said Sunday afternoon. “It wasn’t from a hit. It just kind of came up unusually. So he’s going to get that done tomorrow and hopefully, then in a week or so, he’ll be good to go.”

Asked if there was some concern that White might miss the team’s opener Sept. 14 against Philadelphia, Quinn replied: “None.”

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