Chicago Bears receiver Kevin White is headed for injured reserve with a fractured left fibula and a severe high ankle sprain, injuries suffered late in the third quarter of Sunday’s 17-14 victory against the Lions.
It’s yet another significant injury setback for the 24-year-old receiver, who missed his rookie season in 2015 after undergoing surgery on his left leg to repair a stress fracture.
White suffered his injury after a 5-yard catch Sunday with the tackle from Lions defensive back Glover Quin putting forceful torque on White’s left leg. White had contributed 19 catches for 187 yards in four games.
Bears general manager Ryan Pace said Wednesday morning that surgery was a possibility for White but that no decision on that front had been made. At this point, the Bears also aren’t ruling out a potential return for White late in the season. But that might be wishful thinking.
The Bears are back on the practice field in Lake Forest, readying for their game against the Colts on Sunday in Indianapolis.