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Bears wideout Kevin White headed to injured reserve

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne (24) breaks up a pass attempt intended or Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White (13) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero) AP

The Bears still don’t want to put a timeframe on wide receiver Kevin White’s recovery from his latest leg injury.

But it’s going to be at least eight weeks.

General Manager Ryan Pace just told reporters White was being placed on injured reserve, per Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.

Pace said White had a severe high ankle sprain which resulted in a fractured fibula. They don’t know if he’s going to need surgery to repair the damage, and want to continue to gather medical opinions.

White, last year’s first-round pick, missed his entire rookie season with a stress fracture in his leg.

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42 Responses to “Bears wideout Kevin White headed to injured reserve”
  1. 12coltsfan12 says: Oct 5, 2016 1:14 PM

    Anyone who didn’t see this guy as the biggest injury draft bust of the last 5 years just wasn’t paying attention.

  2. greenbaysucks says: Oct 5, 2016 1:14 PM

    Sweet. Under Alshon’s expert guidance, he’s doing just like Alshon. All hype, never on the field.

    Yet another draft bust for the Bears.

  3. jeyeeteesjetsjetsjets says: Oct 5, 2016 1:15 PM

    Unfortunate for the Bears, and unfortunate for Kevin White. Seeing a high draft pick get on the field and underachieve is one thing, but it is just sad when they can’t seem to stay healthy.

    Here’s to a speedy recovery for Kevin.

  4. norseyapper says: Oct 5, 2016 1:16 PM

    Not much for superstitions, but do you think he might try a different number than 13?

  5. xargscutgrep says: Oct 5, 2016 1:17 PM

    Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology.

  6. xargscutgrep says: Oct 5, 2016 1:20 PM

    They should just inject Adamantium into all of his bones, or else this is just going to happen again next year.

  7. jackedupboonie says: Oct 5, 2016 1:26 PM

    Receivers are the biggest waste of 1st round picks….I would take a kicker over em.

  8. Indybear says: Oct 5, 2016 1:27 PM

    It seemed like the game was moving too fast for him anyway. Too soon to be called a bust because you know as soon as they turn him loose, he will somehow burn us down the road. Get well soon Kevin.

  9. ariani1985 says: Oct 5, 2016 1:27 PM

    I remember Packer fan frankie booth saying he would never pan out! I guess he is right so far.

  10. aquineas1 says: Oct 5, 2016 1:29 PM

    Just go ahead and have the surgery now, as we all know what’s going to happen in a few weeks. He’s going to try to come back and discover “yeah, this thing is still too sore to play on.” At least by having the surgery now he’s got a shot at being physically ready by next year.

  11. scuffeduptusks says: Oct 5, 2016 1:29 PM

    Thank you Reggie for going with Amari Cooper…

  12. bassplucker says: Oct 5, 2016 1:34 PM

    The Bears last 5-1st round draft picks:

    – Shea McClellin (Emery) – role player, no longer on the team
    – Kyle Long (Emery) – Pro Bowler
    – Kyle Fuller (Emery) – currently on IR, out of favor with coaching staff and probably playing elsewhere next season
    – Kevin White (Pace) – no production last year, very little this year, potentially will be entering his 3rd season as effectively still a rookie and with 2 significant leg injuries on his record
    – Leonard Floyd (Pace) – injured/ineffective through 4 games

    Repeatedly washing out with 1st-round draft picks is how bad teams stay bad. One out of 5 does not get it done and unfortunately the trend shows no signs of reversing under the current regime.

    Other implications are that Alshon’s price to stay in Chicago now goes from “ridiculous” to somewhere north of “astronomical” and depending on the prognosis, Pace may be facing the real possibility of having to add WR to a draft board that has a few positions vying for attention already.

  13. ragnarthemagnificent says: Oct 5, 2016 1:36 PM

    I’m worried that a Bear may die on the field when they play the Vikings. Get well soon Kevin at least you don’t have to face Xavier Rhodes.

  14. beedubyatoo says: Oct 5, 2016 1:37 PM

    I don’tr know who to have more sympathy for, the Lions or the Bears. But, I live in Michigan, so I guess I’ll choose the Lions.

  15. chicagosportsfan11 says: Oct 5, 2016 1:38 PM

    Wow just wow, why couldnt they have drafted Trae Waynes or Marcus Peters smh

  16. ditkainyourbutkus says: Oct 5, 2016 1:40 PM

    how many more first round busts will it take for the McCaskeys to can Pace?

  17. vonmillertime says: Oct 5, 2016 1:41 PM

    Looks like Amari Cooper was the better pick after all.

  18. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Oct 5, 2016 1:41 PM

    I feel so sorry for our main rivals, the Bears. We have so much in common, not winning, not being if first place and stuff. Man, that’s just brittle, I mean, brutal. Wish him all the best.

  19. rho1953 says: Oct 5, 2016 1:51 PM

    This is why teams with better histories of drafting well passed on him. Too bad, but he looks like a bust.

  20. fatguystrangler says: Oct 5, 2016 2:03 PM

    I remember an article on PFT last year about Cooper v. White. I thought Cooper was a product of all the talent around him at Bama.
    D’oh.

  21. teal379 says: Oct 5, 2016 2:04 PM

    rho1953 says:
    Oct 5, 2016 1:51 PM
    This is why teams with better histories of drafting well passed on him. Too bad, but he looks like a bust.

    He was drafted #7 over all. That means 6 teams passed on him.

    Tampa
    Tennessee
    Jacksonville
    Oakland
    Redskins
    Jets

    I would NOT say that any of those teams historically draft better than Chicago in recent history.

    Those teams been drafting around those positions a long time….

  22. ethanhulk says: Oct 5, 2016 2:06 PM

    To draft White, Bears passed on Todd Gurley

    Also, missed an easy opportunity to trade up, pass over the Jets, and draft Leonard Williams

    Hard not be underwhelmed when the front office’s draft picks and high price free agents NEVER GET ON THE FIELD

  23. keepcalmandskolon says: Oct 5, 2016 2:10 PM

    Poor Chicago, Derrick Rose 2.0…

  24. beedubyatoo says: Oct 5, 2016 2:11 PM

    Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    Oct 5, 2016 1:41 PM
    I feel so sorry for our main rivals, the Bears. We have so much in common, not winning, not being if first place and stuff. Man, that’s just brittle, I mean, brutal. Wish him all the best.
    —————————-
    Packers and Bears both have Lombardi Trophys in their trophy case. Vikings have no need for a trophy case in their
    new building.

  25. bassplucker says: Oct 5, 2016 2:15 PM

    This is how it will go down. They’ll wait 2 months hoping it heals on its own, then he’ll finally have surgery but because they waited so long he’ll miss OTAs next year and maybe part of training camp. Meaning he’s behind the curve and out of shape to start next season too. Lather, rinse, repeat.

  26. lionsandvikingsandbearsohmy says: Oct 5, 2016 2:23 PM

    OH NO!! There go the Bears’ chances of going all the way this year..

  27. chicagosportsfan11 says: Oct 5, 2016 2:34 PM

    Tampa
    Tennessee
    Jacksonville
    Oakland
    Redskins
    Jets

    Would trade the Bears roster for any of those teams except maybe the Redskins, yeah probably them too.

  28. pete2112 says: Oct 5, 2016 2:45 PM

    This team is no where near ready to compete and the loss of White is not going to greatly change the complexion of this team in any substantial way.

    That said, it’s pretty easy now for a lot of you to say that Pace screwed up by picking White and calling him a bust, but did you really feel that way when they called his name on draft night? I get it, everyone plays a little Monday morning quarterback from time to time, but it’s pretty easy to blame Pace, but this team has been going in the wrong direction for a while now. Cutler, albeit a guy with all the talent in the world has not been the guy Bears fans had hoped and it’s time to draft a QB that will hopefully be that guy that they can build a team around and turn this ugly corner.

  29. billmiller1991 says: Oct 5, 2016 3:14 PM

    norseyapper says:
    Oct 5, 2016 1:16 PM
    Not much for superstitions, but do you think he might try a different number than 13?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    For reals. Remember what happened to Johnny Knox?

  30. stealthscorpio says: Oct 5, 2016 3:21 PM

    Had him publicly down as a BUST O’RAMA

    Last years version of Joey Busta

  31. danceformemarionetteboy says: Oct 5, 2016 3:49 PM

    Just shut this program down.

    Terrible team.

    Terrible city.

  32. fugginswheat says: Oct 5, 2016 3:57 PM

    From now on, Pace needs to trade any first rd picks away, and stock up on 2nd , 3rd and 4th rounders. Those picks actually have shown some promise. Everyone keeps saying tank, and get a QB next year….having a top 3 pick would scare me to death….odds are whomever it would be would bust.

  33. vegasbearfan says: Oct 5, 2016 4:17 PM

    Should have kept Marshall- passed on White and used the pick on D. Bad decisions by Pace. I said this while it was happening, so I am not just doing hindsight.

  34. wafflestomp says: Oct 5, 2016 5:14 PM

    Very disappointing for this kid.
    I feel bad for him and their fans.
    You can all call him a bust, I get it, but he’s never really been able to show what kind of talent he could be on the field.

    On a side note, I see the Barney fans are showing their usual tact.
    Clueless rubes.

  35. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Oct 5, 2016 5:56 PM

    I’m glad my Jets passed on him to get Leo…that is all.

  36. frank booth says: Oct 5, 2016 6:05 PM

    ariani1985 says:
    Oct 5, 2016 1:27 PM
    I remember Packer fan frankie booth saying he would never pan out! I guess he is right so far.
    ===================================
    Nope. Must have the wrong guy. I’m not a Packer fan, and never said whether or not White would be good or not.

  37. ncisagent says: Oct 5, 2016 6:28 PM

    He was drafted #7 over all. That means 6 teams passed on him.

    Tampa
    Tennessee
    Jacksonville
    Oakland
    Redskins
    Jets

    I would NOT say that any of those teams historically draft better than Chicago in recent history.

    ————

    Yeah, well four of those teams have won Super Bowls.

  38. The Almighty Cabbage says: Oct 5, 2016 6:37 PM

    As have the Bears.

  39. purpleguy says: Oct 5, 2016 6:48 PM

    Maybe I’m biased after watching Cordoroy Patterson struggle for my team, but there’s still a chance that White could stay healthy and perform well next year — assuming the Bears figure out their QB deal.

  40. pftfan says: Oct 5, 2016 7:27 PM

    He was drafted #7 over all. That means 6 teams passed on him.

    Tampa
    Tennessee
    Jacksonville
    Oakland
    Redskins
    Jets

    I would NOT say that any of those teams historically draft better than Chicago in recent history.

    ———————

    Ok, so with those 6 picks: Two franchise QBs, a Pro Bowl WR, and three legit starters, including Leonard Williams who’s already among the league leaders in Sacks through 4 games.

    I wouldn’t exactly highlight those 6 picks if I were trying to make a point about White.

  41. firejerry says: Oct 5, 2016 7:41 PM

    Da Bears waste first rounders——-that is why they will not get to the Super Bowl

  42. bears5683 says: Oct 6, 2016 11:23 PM

    I would honestly consider it horrible luck. How can anyone know he would get injured like that when he was drafted. He was in the top 7 in EVERY mock draft.

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