Kevin White Out Indefinitely for Bears

The Chicago Bears number one draft pick, wide receiver Kevin White, was hoping to be part of a receiving duo that included Alshon Jeffrey. But when OTAs started the mystery of his absence was suspicious. Now the reason for the mystery has come full circle. Apparently, White had suffered a shin fracture and NOT the possible shin splint, reported weeks ago by head Coach John Fox.

This morning, GM Ryan Pace announced that White had suffered a stress fracture during the start of OTAs. Pace, Fox, and a team of doctors was hoping that it would heal itself with no activity. He appeared to be on the mend in which he attempted to catch a few on the sidelines at OTAs, but, unfortunately, that wasn’t the case.

In a press conference outside of Halas Hall, Pace explained further by stating, “So at this point in time, and his long-term future, the best course of action is going to be to perform surgery to stabilize the stress fracture”, said Pace. He continued to say that, “it will ensure a high success rate of this injury, obviously we studied this procedure and got numerous medical opinions throughout the United States.”

Pace also said that “White will remain on physically unable to perform (PUP) list that gives us the option to bring him up in the later portion of the season if need be”. The surgery will require a rod be inserted in his tibia to stabilize the fracture and putting White out for Bears.

White was overwhelmingly disappointed. He stated that “the hardest thing to do was to tell GM Ryan Pace that the shin pain had returned. It was like throwing in the towel.” White was having a hard time talking to the press knowing that he didn’t even get the opportunity to play a single game.

Jeff Dickerson of ESPN tweeted this in simple terms.

It is interesting that just a few days ago, the Bears signed wide receiver Jeremy Kelley to a one-year deal and waived linebacker De De Latimore. Kelly has played mostly in the AFL with 37 receptions, 455 yards, and 11 touchdowns. The Bears are pretty stacked with linebackers, so for them to pick up another receiver means they will most likely move Eddie Royal into that number two slot.

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