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Kevin White limited by hamstring injury on Thursday

Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White (13) watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) AP

Bears wide receiver Kevin White never got on the field during his rookie season because of a stress fracture in his shin, making the 2015 first-round pick’s expected debut in Week One of this season a long-anticipated arrival for the team’s offense.

Everything remained on track for that debut through the preseason, but Thursday saw White’s name pop up on the practice report. White was listed as limited because of a hamstring issue, which is a less than ideal development a few days before the Bears take on the Texans.

Coach John Fox was predictably dismissive of questions about White’s condition and status for Sunday, saying, via Jeff Dickerson of, that he is not a “surgeon or a doctor.” Friday will bring another practice report as well as the team’s injury report for Sunday, although listing him as questionable won’t be much more enlightening now that probable isn’t an option.

White’s receiving partner Alshon Jeffery also dealt with a hamstring injury this summer and had a series of soft tissue injuries last season, so there’s a lot of history they’d like to go unrepeated on the injury front this time around.

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13 Responses to “Kevin White limited by hamstring injury on Thursday”
  1. ariani1985 says: Sep 8, 2016 2:58 PM

    I am sure fake bears fan frankie booth is snickering into his Packers pillow!

  2. chiadam says: Sep 8, 2016 2:58 PM

    He’s already fully prepared to take over for Alshon Jeffrey, should Alshon take his rascal, walking boots, and crutches elsewhere next season.

  3. blackbeard43 says: Sep 8, 2016 3:06 PM

    Ah, yes, still remember the people that had the raiders picking White over Cooper…

  4. thevza says: Sep 8, 2016 3:11 PM

    He’s halfway to being considered a first round bust.

  5. craniator says: Sep 8, 2016 3:13 PM

    He needs to change his jersey number; only two guys have been successful wearing number thirteen: Dan Marino and Kurt Warner.

  6. shaggytoodle says: Sep 8, 2016 3:16 PM

    I understand that the last thing the Bears want this guy to have is a setback, but is has to be REALLY frustrating as a Bears fan to hear this. I could be wrong but picking up this guy was part of the reason they traded Marshall. He has good size, good strength for a WR, but will he still be able to run as fast as he did before he had these issues with his leg.

  7. bearfan3454 says: Sep 8, 2016 3:23 PM

    OBJ Jr. wears 13 he is pretty good.

  8. thegrey7 says: Sep 8, 2016 3:35 PM

    There is just one word to describe him and I’m going to spell it out for you: S-A-W-F-T.

  9. nflrule says: Sep 8, 2016 4:55 PM

    Gotta feeling this guy might be Sammy Watkins 2.0 with all these injuries

  10. joefelicelli says: Sep 8, 2016 4:58 PM

    Considering how much he played in the 4th preseason game, I am going to guess that this is precautionary, and not a serious issue. Some extra stim treatment and some massage and he should be good to go for Sunday. The Bears really need him to be there for 16 games, and the kid is going to do everything he can to make that happen.
    He has a great work ethic, and a solidly grounded personality. He actually reminds me (not player comp, but personality-wise) of Larry Fitzgerald, which I mean to be the compliment it sounds like. Whether he is the stud the Bears envisioned is yet to be determined, but he is great kid who is working hard to be as good as he can be.

  11. frank booth says: Sep 8, 2016 5:02 PM

    The Bears have been good at drafting 1st round players with previous damage or injury prone. Chris Williams had back surgery shortly after being drafted in 2008. Mark Columbo could barely get on the field after being drafted in 2002. Gabe Carimi was gone for the year after his 2nd NFL game in 2011, and allegedly had knee issues prior to being drafted. And now, Kevin White.

    The Bears should trade their first round picks- somehow, they hit better on players in the 2nd round and lower.

    We have one good 1st round pick in the last 5 years (Leonard Floyd not withstanding)- Kyle Long.

    Aside from that, we’ve had Carimi, the disaster McClellin, Kyle Fuller (now hurt), and White.

    Don’t mind ariani1985. If you dislike things that Vikings’ fans say, you’re immediately pegged as a Packer fan.

  12. learysdisciples says: Sep 8, 2016 5:16 PM

    Carimi has a lumpy head.

  13. bak2bak2bakhaters says: Sep 9, 2016 1:15 AM


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