Chicago Bears rookie wide receiver Kevin White had surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left shin over the weekend. The young pass-catcher had a rod inserted in his left tibia to aid the recovery, according to Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune.
On Sunday, White announced on Twitter that the procedure was a success.
White's large frame (6-3, 217 lbs.) and ability to stretch the field enticed the Bears enough to select him with the seventh-overall pick in this year's draft. Since then, however, the high-profile West Virginia product has spent more time on the sidelines than on the practice field.
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The team has not yet announced an official timetable for White's return, but the Tribune reports that he will "likely miss" the entire 2015 season.
(h/t Chicago Tribune, @mrkevinwhite)