The Chicago Bears took receiver Kevin White at No. 7 in this year’s draft with high hopes for the rookie.
Unfortunately for the Bears, White needs surgery to repair a stress fracture in his shin. G.M. Ryan Pace said White will start the regular-season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, and that he could miss the entire season. Pace added that a rod will be inserted into White’s leg during surgery to stabilize his tibia.
That’s a significant hit for an offense that traded receiver Brandon Marshall and that has to decide whether or not to sign Alshon Jeffery to a long-term deal.
It’s still unclear exactly how the injury happened.