Tre’Davious White is still struggling to return from a major injury, but his All-Pro teammate isn’t worried one bit about what he’ll look like when he returns.
The Buffalo Bills have been relatively tight-lipped about White’s recovery progress from the ACL tear he suffered in the November 25 game. While there have been some positive signs of his progress, there are still signs of improvement. It’s unclear what percentage of the regular season he could miss or how long it will take for White to get back to 100%.
Despite all the unknowns, Micah Hyde believes White will be better than ever when he returns.
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Hyde praises White’s work
Hyde gave a little insight into the work White did to recover from a knee injury, noting that he worked tirelessly. The veteran safety also shared a big prediction about White’s prospects after he finally returns to the field.
“I don’t think anyone understands what he’s doing in the dark. That boy – he’s working. I was lucky enough to see some of the work he was doing. He is working. He is trying his best. I know that I will put every penny I have on Tre’Da before returning to a better player,” Hyde said via videoconference. “I have a lot of confidence in him.”
Bills fans aren’t likely to get a more substantive update on White for at least another couple of weeks. During the team’s OTA, general manager Brandon Beane said they will have to wait until training camp opens in late July to come up with a clearer timeline together.
“When we show up for (training) camp, we’ll have a better idea of ’is he away for a few days or is he away for a few weeks’,” Beane said, via The Athletic’s Joe Buscaglia.
Until White can return to the field, the Bills may need to rely on a rookie to take his place in the secondary. The Bills moved two places up the board in the first round to take back Florida’s Kaiir Elam in 23rd, and the Bills’ defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said he would take up a big role right away. ie.
“Frazier talks about young players Kaiir Elam has stood out and they’re expecting him to step up and play well right away,” Bills reporter Maddy Glab tweeted.
As Nick Wojton of USA Today Bills Wire noted, Elam impressed the Bills coaching staff in his pre-appearance interview when he appeared with a full notebook of his college career. Elam continued to impress after the Bills drafted for him, earning some praise from Hyde for his work ethic following the team’s minicamp.
“You could tell he was listening. He pays attention,” Hyde said in a video conference with reporters. “You can tell when I’m saying things that he’s taking notes. That’s how Tre’Davious first got here. He is fighting on the football field, which Kaiir is doing, but also just learning from his mistakes and learning from the seniors. “
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