Bears WR Kevin White (shin) says he could play, team is just being cautious

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

Kevin White says he’s ready to begin his Chicago Bears career now, but the rookie receiver trying to remain patient and diligent on the team’s cautious timetable for returning from a left shin injury that has sidelined him since mid-June.

White, this year’s seventh-overall draft pick, spoke publicly Friday afternoon for the first time since the Bears shut him down during their spring practices. He said his shin does not have a stress fracture, and he indicated the next stage is his recovery plan will be determined during a meeting with trainers and coaches in Bourbonnais as early as Saturday.

“Yeah, I feel I could play, but I got to listen to the coaches, trainers. If they just say, ‘Kevin, give it another week,’ or whatever it is, then that’s what I have to do. Hopefully we’ll get some good news, and hopefully I’ll be back out there very soon."

Fantasy Impact: 

White's injury is even more important now that Alshon Jeffery is out with a calf strain. It's not a great start for the rookie, but he's very talented and should make an immediate impact if he plays starter's snaps.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

We are your friend's secret weapon.

  • Get 4 FREE downloads
  • Receive breaking news alerts & analysis
  • BONUS: Learn how to play DFS.
  • Battle-Tested by 40,000+ fantasy football diehards since 1999.