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Bears expect Kevin White to miss significant time

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 11: Kevin White #13 of the Chicago Bears catches a pass against the Denver Broncos at Soldier Field on August 11, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Getty Images

After the Bears drafted receiver Kevin White with the seventh overall pick in last year’s draft, he missed his entire rookie season with a stress fracture in his leg. Now White has more bad news on the injury front.

White suffered an ankle injury Sunday against the Lions and is expected to miss significant time, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

That’s a major disappointment for White, who seemed like he was developing a good rapport with Bears quarterback Brian Hoyer. White had six catches in each of Hoyer’s two starts.

While Alshon Jeffery remains the Bears’ top receiver, Eddie Royal is likely to get more passes thrown his way while White is out.

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32 Responses to “Bears expect Kevin White to miss significant time”
  1. learysdisciples says: Oct 5, 2016 10:17 AM

    Guy is like Fragile Frankie Merman.

  2. bassplucker says: Oct 5, 2016 10:19 AM

    Good stuff just keeps happening for my Bears, doesn’t it.

    It is very hard to not bring up the b word at this point but I guess the plus side is, he and Cutler were never really in sync so there’s not a lot of harm shutting him down (again), puttng him on a different strength and conditioning program for the next 10 months and hoping he can come back healthy to get a fresh start with whoever the new QB is.

  3. flexx91 says: Oct 5, 2016 10:22 AM

    At the rate he’s going, his rookie contract will be expired before he’s healthy enough to play in a meaningful game…..

  4. johnqlunchbox says: Oct 5, 2016 10:23 AM

    Note to self: Let somebody else spend a pick on this fragile creature in next year’s fantasy football drafts.

  5. docsweeney says: Oct 5, 2016 10:26 AM

    FRA-GEE-LEE!

  6. xargscutgrep says: Oct 5, 2016 10:28 AM

    Bummer, he seems like a good guy – let’s hope he gets better soon.

    By the way, Ryan, don’t draft one-year wonders anymore.
    By the way part 2, did you trade Marshall to the Jets to increase the likelihood that White would slip to the Bears? That worked well, didn’t it? Leonard Williams already has 4 sacks.

  7. dino2997 says: Oct 5, 2016 10:34 AM

    Bears have been cursed this season with injuries. Although I would hardly say White had a good rapport with Hoyer since a lot of throws his way were only because Jeffrey was taking the double coverage.

  8. bettis3636 says: Oct 5, 2016 10:42 AM

    People may not agree with me but this guy reminds me of this huge talent a few years back named Yatil Green… all the expectations in the world but injuries defeated him in the end… hope White can get it under control

  9. billjoseph2014 says: Oct 5, 2016 10:42 AM

    The Derrick Rose of the NFL! This guy is certainly talented but he is quite injury prone. Bears should probably look to trade him for a high first round pick.

  10. Indybear says: Oct 5, 2016 10:47 AM

    Perhaps this will give him more time in the playbook because he seems rather lost out there with basic routes and reads. He has skills, so maybe he’s just really stupid.

  11. Indybear says: Oct 5, 2016 10:48 AM

    Then again, it doesn’t matter if he’s playing or not because the Dolts can’t cover anyone anyway. Bear Down!

  12. TheDPR says: Oct 5, 2016 10:55 AM

    If Royal stays healthy he’s going to be their most productive WR the rest of the way. He’s already got more scores and receptions than Jeffery, who isn’t likely to get healthy enough to create separation until after their week 9 bye, if then.

  13. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Oct 5, 2016 10:59 AM

    Fire John Fox.

  14. edon8334 says: Oct 5, 2016 11:10 AM

    i have alshon jeffrey as my No.1 receiver in fantasy and Gurley as my No.1 RB…somehow i’m 3-1

    Thank you Vikings D/ST

  15. general47 says: Oct 5, 2016 11:18 AM

    Sammy Watkins II ?

  16. PegulaBucks says: Oct 5, 2016 11:18 AM

    BUST

  17. meltuckersfreerelease says: Oct 5, 2016 11:19 AM

    “Bears should probably look to trade him for a high first round pick.”

    What in the world are you talking about. Theyd be lucky to get a bag of chips and a bus ticket for him. Especially as you know the Bears haven’t been totally forthcoming about the “ankle” injury. Stay tuned there.

    Bust. This was a reach pick, the guy had one good college year and got coached up to the max for the combine. Pace got snookered.

  18. 6ball says: Oct 5, 2016 11:20 AM

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    Former Eastern Illinois QB, Jimmy Garopollo, should be available in trade after the season. I think he’d be an upgrade over your present group.
    .

  19. dabearsbus says: Oct 5, 2016 11:38 AM

    Great, the Bears now have to rely on Alshon’s tortured hamstrings to avoid having to throw the same rag tag cast of characters out there at WR as they did last year. Hopefully Cam Meredith or Bellemy can surprise us, but I’m fearful this will be yet another season of opponents snickering at the conga line of fringe NFL receivers getting off the Bears bus each week.

  20. chicagosportsfan11 says: Oct 5, 2016 12:06 PM

    Hey let’s use our 7th overall selection on a guy who had one great year in college what could go wrong?????????

    Our other receiver has hamstring issue every other week and thinks he deserves #1 receiver money. So he’ll be gone next year.

    The Bears need to acquire draft picks and do a better job drafting talent..

    Go BEARS!!!!

  21. firejerry says: Oct 5, 2016 12:13 PM

    Yet another wasted first round draft pick………and it sure looks like Pace struck out this year!!!!

  22. purpleguy says: Oct 5, 2016 12:14 PM

    Thought he looked pretty good before he got hurt. Not sure about the injury-prone label when one was a broken bone and the other a sprain when someone rolled up an ankle.

  23. xpensivewinos says: Oct 5, 2016 12:18 PM

    Not sure about the injury-prone label when one was a broken bone and the other a sprain when someone rolled up an ankle.
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    It’s weird how injuries always seem to find some guys…..

  24. kabasaman says: Oct 5, 2016 12:33 PM

    “Three strikes and you Out”…….Do you hear us Mr.Pace?

  25. calibear831 says: Oct 5, 2016 12:34 PM

    Remeber when some “Experts ” had him graded higher than Amari Cooper!. . . HA!

  26. gridassassin says: Oct 5, 2016 1:05 PM

    Kevin White suffered a severe high ankle sprain that resulted in a fracture in his fibula. Going on injured reserve.

    OUT FOR THE YEAR.

    Guy can’t get a break. …actually….

  27. ditkainyourbutkus says: Oct 5, 2016 1:38 PM

    major bust. Leonard Floyd looks like a silly reach pick too

  28. jorgeb420 says: Oct 5, 2016 1:49 PM

    Sheeeesh the injuries keep piling up!!! Bears need to bring back their old strength and conditioning coach, Rusty forgot his last name. Starting to think this franchise is cursed. Cursed I tell you!

  29. danceformemarionetteboy says: Oct 5, 2016 1:56 PM

    Why don’t they just fold up this god forsaken team from this crumbling city?

  30. bassplucker says: Oct 5, 2016 2:19 PM

    Hindsight is always 20/20 but at this point it sure feels like CB or OT would have been the better use of that #7 pick.

  31. kabasaman says: Oct 5, 2016 2:33 PM

    Your right hindsight being what it is, but when you think of the guys they could have taken it makes it seem worse. But , hey every draft pick is a chance when you really think about it. Injuries suck.

  32. icebowler says: Oct 5, 2016 3:50 PM

    Despite all their whining about a couple of big name player injuries, the Vikings have been, by far, the least injured team in the NFC-North after the first quarter of the season. The Bears are leading the division, if not the whole league, in starter injuries at this point. But I congratulate Da Bearss for finally getting a W against the Lions, after what, like three years.

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