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Bears 1st-round draft pick Kevin White could miss season after shin surgery

Chicago's rookie wide receiver needs shin surgery.

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 7 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft might miss his entire rookie season. Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White needs surgery to repair a stress fracture in his shin, according to GM Ryan Pace. Pace acknowledged there's the possibility the injury could sideline him for the entire year.

Pace said White suffered a setback last week for an injury that has kept him out of training camp up to this point. The initial injury was suffered during OTAs.

White will miss at least the first six games of the season, according to the team. He was expected to fill the void left by the departure of Brandon Marshall and be a vertical threat next to fourth-year target Alshon Jeffery.

White, a 6'3, 215-pound receiver, had 109 catches, 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior at West Virginia last year. He was the second receiver in the draft taken behind Oakland's Amari Cooper.