Kevin White could miss season with stress fracture in shin
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.