Kevin White could miss season with stress fracture in shin

AP

The Raiders picked the right receiver, at least in the short term.

With the fourth selection in the draft and a debate regarding whether Amari Cooper or Kevin White should be the first one taken, the Raiders opted for Cooper. The Bears took White at No. 7, setting up a potential apples-to-apples comparison throughout their rookie seasons.

It’ll instead be apples-to-scalpels; the Bears have announced that White needs surgery to repair a stress fracture in his shin. G.M. Ryan Pace said White will start the regular-season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, and that the rookie could miss the entire season.

Pace added that a rod will be inserted into White’s leg to stabilize his tibia.

That’s a significant blow for an offense that traded receiver Brandon Marshall, and that has to decide whether to sign Alshon Jeffery to a long-term deal.

It’s still unclear how the injury happened. Until today, it wasn’t clear what the injury even was.

77 responses to “Kevin White could miss season with stress fracture in shin

  1. Maybe a rod inserted in his foot? The guy didn’t play football at all and he could be out for the year. Doesn’t seem like the Bears did much homework with their top 10 pick.

  2. NFL rules today are almost written explicitly to make every wide receiver have the stats of a superstar.

    It’s a shame that too many of them are made of glass.

  3. Stress fractures are pain, literally. Had them as a kid. Didn’t go through surgery and they took forever to heal. Hopefully he can recover quickly and start what could be a really good career in the pros.

  4. I’m outraged that if they knew about this they were keeping it a secret so long, and if they didn’t know, I’m outraged that that let him go so long without it getting diagnosed.

    Now, I want the complete story. Who hid this, the Bears or White?

  5. wow bizarre situation. He never got hit in the leg that they know of. He hurt it just by running?

    He said it was shin splints and that is a runners injury, don’t hear it much from football guys.

  6. It’s unfortunate but not concerned with this, it’s not like the Bears were going to the playoffs or the Superbowl. Slow your roll, we have a lot of work to do.

    “Another one of those draft hype jobs I didn’t get. Cooper was clearly the better prospect.”

    This doesn’t even make sense, there hasn’t even been a game this season yet, how could you possibly know this yet?

    PFT comments are literally getting dumber and more dumb, excluding the Trolls.

  7. fazsha says:
    Aug 15, 2015 12:38 PM
    I’m outraged that if they knew about this they were keeping it a secret so long, and if they didn’t know, I’m outraged that that let him go so long without it getting diagnosed.

    Now, I want the complete story. Who hid this, the Bears or White?

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    Chill out.

    Teams withhold injury information to the media and public all the time.

    This also could be a case of the medical staff wanting to see if it would get better with time and rest. But they still would not be obligated to tell the media of his condition.

    As for the injury, it started in OTAs, so I don’t think Kevin White “hid” anything.

  8. Went from shin splints to stress fracture. Considering shin splints are tiny fractures any way not a stretch to think it was misdiagnosed, or at least missed the severity.

    And, could easily have been from training too hard after the draft. I had shin splints once from running in bad shoes. Took one time and I hurt like hell for almost 3 months.

  9. The Bears have known this for a while now, but have been very cagey when asked. Just another first round bust for a team with a history of bad first round picks

  10. sportswright says:
    Aug 15, 2015 12:49 PM

    Marquess Wilson was looking good last year. It looks like he will get some opportunities to show what he can do.

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    Exactly, no reason to panic, we still have plenty of weapons.

  11. fazsha says:

    Aug 15, 2015 12:38 PM

    I’m outraged that if they knew about this they were keeping it a secret so long, and if they didn’t know, I’m outraged that that let him go so long without it getting diagnosed.

    Now, I want the complete story. Who hid this, the Bears or White?

    _________________

    Wow. This is what causes “outrage” in you?

  12. Stress Fracture happened in OTAs. Pace clearly stated that. For some reason the article didn’t bother to put in the quotes from the GM and complete the story. No fault of the GM. Injuries happen. Likely he over trained for the Combine.

  13. realfootballfan-

    Not at all, you’re just covering up an assumption that you are trying to make look like it’s a fact already. Nice try tho.

    You and no one else has absolutely no idea who is the better prospect yet, at anytime anyone can get injured, that doesn’t dis-prove one is better than the other.

  14. Another wasted first round pick………..no wonder the Bears never get to the Super Bowl.

  15. Why didn’t they opt for surgery weeks ago like the Dolphins did with DeVante Parker?

  16. Raider fan here – this sucks if he misses the season, Fowler and now White. I don’t like major injuries for incoming blue chippers. Heal up well Kevin White.

  17. At least now he has time to get to the orthodontist and get that grill fixed.

    Sucks Bears, I was really hoping you guys would be good this year, getting boring playing you and you guys always are laying down for the Packers. We need to get the back to the usual competitive days. Playing the Lions and Vikings is too easy and a huge joke.

  18. That is a bummer, it was already looking like it may be a down season for Bears. You never wish for injuries, but in the long run if he can come back from this, and you have a top 5 pick next year to get the QB of the future, who knows.

  19. I’m really happy the Jets didn’t go w/ the “draft experts” and draft this guy. Not saying he is a bust, just the Jets have had a difficult enough offseason.

  20. Injuries are part of the game but that applies to injuries sustained in the game, somebody didn’t do their homework.

    This has to be seen as good news for the Viking fans. A last place finish in the NFC North is no longer guaranteed for the Vikings, they will have some competition in that dept.

  21. It sounds as though White wants to play and thinks that he can, so I have a hard time understanding that White hid this from the Bears.

    That said – The Bears just rid themselves of a boob GM that drafted horribly. After seeing this regime’s first draft, and now with this “mysterious” White injury, until I am proven otherwise it looks as though they have replaced Emery with a younger, more handsome boob that drafts horribly.

  22. Pace added that a rod will be inserted into White’s leg to stabilize his tibia.

    That’s a significant blow for an offense that traded receiver Brandon Marshall, and that has to decide whether to sign Alshon Jeffery to a long-term deal.

  23. I’m surprised no one has blamed Cutler for this, but not surprised Pack fans never-ending obsession with the Vikings carries over to an article on the Bears.

  24. No use putting yourself through wear and tear with a horrible QB like Cutler at the helm. He mine as well wait for him to get cut/traded in the offseason and they bring in another starting QB.

    The Bears will be very lucky to win 7 games anyways.

  25. I’m surprised no one has blamed Cutler for this, but not surprised Pack fans never-ending obsession with the Vikings carries over to an article on the Bears.
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    Packers fans aren’t obsessed with a lowly team like the Vikings who have won nothing over their miserable history. They just return the jabs in kind to the lunatic lavender fans who are obsessed with the Packers with their small dog syndrome.

    In MN the Packers are their biggest rival. In Wisconsin, the Packers biggest rival is the Bears and it’s not even close. Nobody cares about the Vikings unless there fans are yapping a bunch of nonsense.

  26. I was ready to throw in the towel when they traded Marshall away and got NOTHING- i thought stupid move. Then when they drafted White, I said jury is out, now I am back to STUPID MOVE. The Marshall thing could have been fixed with a strong coaching staff which I think they have- but it looks like they brought bad luck with them !!! Maybe I will become a Packers fan.

  27. Despite the tone of the article and some the posters, I really don’t think this is a joke.

    I hate the Bears but I hope this guy gets a chance to show what he can do.

  28. Whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says:
    Aug 15, 2015 3:06 PM
    I’m surprised no one has blamed Cutler for this, but not surprised Pack fans never-ending obsession with the Vikings carries over to an article on the Bears.
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    Packers fans aren’t obsessed with a lowly team like the Vikings who have won nothing over their miserable history. They just return the jabs in kind to the lunatic lavender fans who are obsessed with the Packers with their small dog syndrome.

    In MN the Packers are their biggest rival. In Wisconsin, the Packers biggest rival is the Bears and it’s not even close. Nobody cares about the Vikings unless there fans are yapping a bunch of nonsense.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    ^What he said. We actually WANT the Bears to return to prominence and give our Packers a good fight. You can’t have THE greatest rivalry in all of sports without both teams putting up a good fight and we actually respect the Bears and their fans.

    We also enjoy the Lions playing well and throwing their hat in the ring for the division. We don’t consider them our rival, because ONLY the Bears are our rival, but we respect them and their fans. A hard-won division is much more satisfying than a cakewalk. Heck, second place in a tough division is more satisfying than winning a cakewalk.

    The Vikings are the exception. We very much enjoy their misery, and this is due solely to this latest generation of “fans.” The other three fan bases in the division will talk a little smack but we all respect each other. Nobody respects the Vikings’ fan base. Nobody. So… congratulations? I guess? You’ve finally won something.

  29. kcchefs58 says: Aug 15, 2015 12:38 PM

    Stress fractures are pain, literally. Had them as a kid. Didn’t go through surgery and they took forever to heal. Hopefully he can recover quickly and start what could be a really good career in the pros.
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    This is where I’m having problems with the PFT rating system. Are people giving you a thumbs up because you had stress fractures? Or is it the 6 down votes because they don’t want White to have a good career?

  30. Gross misrepresentation. Again.
    Raiders said they never once wavered from Cooper. So no drama P FT.

    To the foolish raiders fans who wanted White….see!!

  31. Funny, Packer fans say they are responding to Viking’s cracks, but the only comments on this article are by cheesers trashing the Vikes and their fans; hence, their own actions contradict their protestations, making the only logical conclusion that they are obsessed with the Vikings. But what fun is logic huh?

    The Pack-Bears rivalry should be stronger and more important than any other NFCN teams given the additional 50 or so years they’ve played and the proximity of the population centers. Vikings fans could care less who the cheesers biggest rivals are or who they respect (particularly the regulars who ridiculously repeat the mantra every week) — most of us are no longer in 3rd grade passing notes to see who likes who better.

  32. So we gave Marshall away for nothing, got a WR that is going to miss his entire first year, and ignored our defense beyond one DT in the draft. I am not impressed, at all, with our new GM. If our defense doesn’t make a massive leap, and I’m very dubious right now, we have a 3 or 4 win team with a ton of blowouts coming. Again.

  33. As long as several people are chiming in with their experiences dealing with “stress fracture’s” I’ll also add my experience, many years ago I knew a guy who worked at 31 Flavors (Ice Cream store) and he got a stress fracture in his right leg and he couldn’t scoop any Ice cream for two years, and then he was never right again. Constantly kept getting his flavors mixed up, eventually it cost him his job, all from a stress fracture in his left leg. Bummer!

    Oh well at least Kevin White has a little cash in the bank to fall back on. (no pun intended)

  34. I called this weeks ago. It was so obvious it was beyond shin splints. No minor shin injury is still too bad to run on after 7 weeks.

  35. If he misses the entire season and they end up 5-11 or even 6-10.. Ryan Pace deserves a grade in year one of a F-. Great job bringing in Fox and good coordinators, but no return in year one on 7th overall pick.. Maybe a 6-7rd pick you are stashing but cmon! I bet sometime today Jay Cutler texted Phil Emery a.. “thank you!!!!” text for the contract because after this season hes going to be in Journeyman status… Feel bad for the season ticket holders..get ready for being mathematically eliminated from playoffs by week 9

  36. “”Another one of those draft hype jobs I didn’t get. Cooper was clearly the better prospect.”

    This doesn’t even make sense, there hasn’t even been a game this season yet, how could you possibly know this yet?”

    Because prospects inherently have not played a game yet? They’re “prospective” NFL talents….

    The moment he plays an NFL game he’s no longer a prospect, but simply an NFL player.

  37. You must leave now, take what you need, you think will last
    But whatever you wish to keep, you better grab it fast
    Yonder stands your orphan with his gun
    Crying like a fire in the sun
    Look out the saints are comin’ through
    And it’s all over now, Bears

  38. This looks like a case of overtraining to me. Every year you have a couple rookies who have a train wreck of a 1st year because the draft process does nothing to help them prepare for a training camp and an NFL season. Too much olympics training, too much traveling to teams, etc.

    It is what it is. Cost of doing business I guess…

  39. First thing White needs to do is change jersey numbers. Johnny Knox was the last Bears WR to wear 13 and we all know how that turned out.

  40. tjg25 says:
    Aug 15, 2015 6:30 PM

    I called this weeks ago. It was so obvious it was beyond shin splints. No minor shin injury is still too bad to run on after 7 weeks.
    ——
    The Detroit Tigers lost their shortstop, Iglesius for the season last year due to shin splints.

  41. Damn!
    Last year Aaron Donald was drafted one spot ahead of the Bears and this year it was Leonard Williams.
    Both players that the Bears really needed and would have made a huge difference.

  42. Ehh you wanna here somting funy. Da Green Bay a Packers hava aluminiummmm a benches inna Lambeau a field. Hahaha
    we made a real a seats inna colossoium 2 tosand years ago. Not beeenchez Wit a no seat backs, we even had a cup holders too Dey were Christians before we feed to da lions

  43. Bearsfans1984wasalongtimeago says:
    Aug 16, 2015 12:45 PM

    What a pathetic organization. The Bears will be lucky to get to 2-14.

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    2-14 is still better than then your pathetic Lions 0-16 season chump. Also the Lions have ZERO (0) Superbowls and their last Championship was 1957, you have zero credibility to run your mouth.

  44. Well this really sucks. Now I do hope we go 2-14. Bears need to bottom out like Cubs did and rebuild through the draft. Hopefully this was just a fluke and wont be a pre-cursor to future picks by this GM.

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