Patriots RB James White shared a positive update on his mother’s condition following the car accident that claimed his father’s life last month.
Fans in New England were hit with traumatizing news prior to the Patriots’ primetime matchup against Seattle back in Week 2 when it was revealed that running back James White lost his father, Tyrone, in a car accident.
White’s mother, Lisa, was a passenger in the vehicle and was taken to a nearby hospital after the crash, where she was reported to be in critical condition. The last we heard in regards to an update on her came after the 28-year-old’s return to the gridiron vs Kansas City in Week 4, when he disclosed that her health was steadily improving.
Well, during his media session on Wednesday, White provided another encouraging update on his mother’s recovery. While the seismic mental toll stemming from the tragedy hasn’t been easy for her, the three-time champion assured that she is continuing to progress from a physical standpoint.
For any Patriots fans looking for White’s full quotes on his mother’s recovery process, we’ve got you covered:
"“Everybody (back home) in Florida’s doing better,” White told reporters. “My mom’s doing better, as well. She’s progressing physically. Obviously, a lot going on in her mind and things of that nature, but she’s continued to progress. I’m just trying to be there for her.”“Obviously, it’s a tough situation. She’s just trying to wrap her mind around everything still. Kind of a lot going on, but I’m just trying to be there for her and my family, as well.”“Obviously, I’m kind of far away, but just trying to be in contact with as much family as possible to keep them up to date and just let them know I’m there for them. Just check in, let her see her grandkids on FaceTime, things of that nature. Just maybe get her mind off things a little bit. Keep it a little bit more normal for her.”"
White’s mother suffered serious injuries in the crash, and we couldn’t be more relieved to hear that her recovery is going well. It’s evident, and understandably so, that she’s still shaken up emotionally from the accident, and little gestures from the Patriots RB like letting her FaceTime with her grandchildren will go a long way in helping to cure that wound.
We can’t even put into words how amazing it is that White is continuing to perform at a high level for the Patriots on the heels of this tragedy, but that just speaks volumes to his top shelf professionalism.
As the Patriots move forward with their season, our thoughts continue to be with White and the rest of his family during this trying time.