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Kevin White could miss season with stress fracture in shin

Kevin White


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.