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 ESPN.com, 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.