Bears receiver Kevin White will have surgery on shin, stay on PUP list

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BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Fans will have to wait a little longer for the Bears’ first round pick to hit the game field.

On Saturday General Manager Ryan Pace said that receiver Kevin White will have surgery on his left shin and will remain on the PUP list for the near future.

Pace confirmed during a news conference on Saturday that White did have a stress fracture in the lower part of his left shin. It was suffered during OTA workouts and that a setback during light running last week made the surgery necessary.

While hopeful that White could return by season’s end, Pace said the injury could keep the receiver out for the season. At the very least, White will be out of the lineup at least the first six weeks of the season.

White spoke with reporters in Bourbonnais about two hours after the announcement saying that it's tough to lose a significant part of his season but he will "roll with the punches."

The seventh overall draft pick in April, White said that he'd never had an issue with shin injuries before this camp. Pace praised White for his ability to stay engaged in learning the playbook while being injured and that's how he'll have to continue for the next few months.

"A little more difficult because I'm not out there practicing, playing or watching film to see how I can get better," said White. "It's my first time doing this so I guess I'll be alright."

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