October 29, 2007

White feeling better after surgery

Bristol (Va.) tight end Randy White has been forced to miss much of his senior season this fall because of shoulder problems. Despite having surgery earlier this month, which ended his season, White is feeling better and is ready to get back in the weight room.

"My shoulder, it's feeling great," he said. "I've got a lot more movement. I guess it's healed well after surgery."

The 6-5, 230-pound White, who was North Carolina's first verbal commitment in the Class of 2008, was first scared about what the injury might do to his career, but after getting encouragement from the UNC coaches, he went ahead and had surgery in early October.

"Whenever I injured it, I was a little scared for the future at first," he said. "I didn't know how bad it was, what damage had been done. Whenever it first happened, I was scared what they (UNC) were going to say. After talking to North Carolina, they told me to go ahead and get it done. They said to take care of it, and everything would still be fine, and just lift weights and come in ready to play (next summer)."

Although White will be primarily immobilized over the next couple of months, as he allows the shoulder to heal, he will soon be conducting rehabilitation. If everything goes according to plan, he will be able to return to the weight room in February.

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