It sure looks like the Chicago Bears will be without second-year wide receiver Kevin White for the remainder of the season.
The often-injured former first-round pick suffered a severe high-ankle sprain in the team’s win over the Detroit Lions back in Week 4. The injury itself resulted in a fracture of his fibula.
Following the injury, Chicago placed White on injured reserve. At the minimum, this was expected to cost him two months of action (more on that here).
The news apparently hasn’t gotten any better for Chicago in the week-plus since White suffered his latest injury.
Kevin White will have surgery this week, John Fox said. Could return this year still.
— Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) October 10, 2016
Head coach John Fox might very well be open to the idea of White returning this season, but that seems highly unlikely at this point.
The West Virginia product missed his entire rookie season after suffering a stress fracture in his tibia. This has given White the unfriendly injury-prone label early in his career.
Chicago is going to want to make sure White is at 100 percent before it decides to put him back on the field. In the midst of what is likely another lost season in the Windy City, there’s no reason to rush him back to play for a non-contender.