Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White has been ruled out for the remainder of his team's road game against the New Orleans Saints on Thursday with a left knee injury.
Buffalo initially ruled White doubtful to return before later confirming that the 26-year-old would not be coming back onto the field.
Per Adam Benigni of WGRZ Buffalo, White walked off the field on his own power.
A clearly emotional White was understandably unhappy after leaving the game, as Jay Skurski of Buffalo News noted:
As noted by ESPN's Alaina Getzenberg, Dane Jackson stepped in for White. Levi Wallace remained as the other outside corner, with Taron Johnson acting as the nickelback.
White is a two-time Pro Bowler who also earned an All-Pro nod during the first four years of his career. He's one of the NFL's best defensive backs and had played particularly well of late, per Pro Football Focus:
He's been excellent all season, though, with PFF's Louie Benjamin offering this note:
Hopefully the former LSU star is able to return quickly as the Bills look for a return trip to the playoffs. His next opportunity to play would be Monday, Dec. 6 at home against the New England Patriots.
If he's forced to miss time, then Jackson should be the next player up.
The former Pitt Panther, who is in his second NFL season after Buffalo selected him with a seventh-round draft pick, entered Thursday with 15 career games played. He has amassed 26 tackles, five defended passes, an interception and a fumble recovery.