Bills CB Tre’Davious White was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list today, meaning he will miss the first four games of Buffalo’s season.
The 27-year-old has been out since Week 11 of last season when he tore his ACL against the Saints on a noncontact play. Since then, he hasn’t been able to play or practice, instead focusing on rehab.
ACL tears are one of the most notorious injuries across all of professional sports. There’s really no way around it once it happens, either. Your season is over and you have to undergo surgery. The ACL – short for anterior cruciate ligament – is a small, yet very important, ligament that resides in the middle of the knee. It holds up the upper thigh bone (femur) from coming over the top of the lower shin bone (tibia).
White underwent surgery in December 2021, meaning he is just about nine months into the rehab process (and will get another month at least due to being on the PUP list). ACL tears generally require six to nine months, so White returning sometime in October is right on track.
Our algorithm still gives him a High Injury Risk (29%) and a Below Average Health Performance Factor (49%). Those numbers will get better over the next few weeks, however it’s best to keep expectations low for him this season.
White is a 2x Pro Bowler and 1x All-Pro, so he’s still going to be above average when he returns. Plus the defensive secondary he’s re-joining is ranked #6 by PFF thanks to the talents of both Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer, who finished last season in the Top 10 at the safety position.