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Roddy White hurt his ankle on Thursday night

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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) makes a reception late in the fourth quarter as Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman (24) defends during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in Atlanta. The Falcons beat the Panthers 30-28. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)


Thursday night’s game against the Ravens was a mostly positive one for the Falcons first-teamers, but any smiles will be premature until they get a diagnosis on wide receiver Roddy White.

White left the game in the first quarter after injuring his ankle. The initial reports during the game were that he was questionable to return to the contest, but White never got back on the field. Coach Mike Smith didn’t have much information right after the game.

“I have not had a chance to speak in depth with Roddy,” Smith said, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We made a decision that Roddy was not going to come back in the ball game. When we have [more] information on that we’ll give it to you. But until we get more information, I don’t want to speak to it.”

White didn’t have any catches before leaving the game. An extended absence wouldn’t be a total disaster for the Falcons as they have several other offensive threats, but it would certainly threaten tight end Tony Gonzalez’s hope that the team will have the “perfect” offense in 2013.