Bears confirm Kevin White’s injury, will place him on IR

Vincent Frank

The bad injury luck for Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White continued on Sunday. White exited the team’s Week 1 loss to the Atlanta Falcons with what was initially being described as a collarbone injury.

While the former first-round pick did avoid that specific injury, Bears head coach John Fox confirmed on Monday that White will be placed on injured reserve with a fractured scapula.

At some point, we just have to feel bad for White. The No. 7 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, White played in all of four games over the course of his first two NFL seasons. He missed his entire rookie campaign with a foot injury and missed all but four games last season with fibula and ankle injuries.

For the Bears, it’s also some bad luck. The team lost returning No. 1 receiver Cameron Meredith during the preseason with a torn ACL. After seeing Alshon Jeffery depart in free agency and releasing veteran Victor Cruz this summer, the Bears’ depth chart at receiver is incredibly thin.