DeAndrew White Remains Out for Saturday’s Game vs. Southern Miss
Alabama wide receiver DeAndrew White will miss his second straight game Saturday due to injury, coach Nick Saban said Wednesday.
White, a fifth-year senior from Houston, separated his shoulder during the third quarter of Alabama's season opener against West Virginia and did not return. After initially believing it might only take one week to heal during that game's postgame press conference, Saban said that it would "probably" take two weeks to heal on the Monday after the injury occurred.
Alabama hosts Southern Miss this weekend, one week after defeating Florida Atlantic, 41-0, at home.
"(DeAndrew) White, we've said in the beginning, will be out for two weeks, and that's still last week and this week," Saban said during the weekly SEC coaches teleconference. "He actually is running and doing some things, but we don't think ready to play this week. Hopefully, we'll be able to see how he progresses next week and make a decision late in the week on where he is next week."
White returned to practice Monday but was limited. On Tuesday, he was more active and ran routes with the other receivers during drills. Wide receiver Christion Jones (ankle) was also more active in practice Tuesday and is expected to play this Saturday.
White caught six passes for 73 yards before going down with the injury. Last season, he was fourth on the team in catches (32), third in receiving yards (534) and tied for third in touchdown receptions (4).
In his absence, a few receivers have been forced to step into his role.
"I would say myself and definitely ArDarius Stewart, Raheem Falkins, Christion Jones, we all kind of help fill that void," wide receiver Chris Black said.