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Former LSU star Devin White has had a rough start to his rookie season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...

In Week 1 vs. San Francisco, White played through tonsillitis, which sounded miserable. Per ESPN:

"I couldn't really speak," said White, whose job is to lead the huddle on defense. "You know, it was really hard having to call the plays. I mean, that's my job, but ... it was hard for me to breathe."

He couldn't eat and lost 10 pounds because it hurt so much to swallow. It also kept him up at night. He struggled to take in adequate fluids but practiced all week in a heat index of 110 degrees. He wound up needing five IV bags between Friday and Sunday because he was so dehydrated.

"I basically had a minor surgery on my tonsils. ... I had like an abscess coming in behind them so I had to get it drained -- it was full of pus. ... It took the world [to be able to play].”
Somehow, White still played all 67 defensive snaps and had six tackles.

In Week 2, on Thursday Night Football vs. Carolina, White suffered a minor knee injury on the Panthers opening drive and did not return. Per

White, the Bucs' 2019 first-round pick, was injured on the Panthers' opening drive of the game and did not return.

"Devin I don't think it's that serious," Bucs coach Bruce Arians said after Tampa Bay's 20-14 win. "We didn't want to take a chance on him [returning]."
White finished the game with two tackles in his six snaps.
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