Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White has fully recovered from a shin fracture that forced him to miss his rookie season, general manager Ryan Pace said Thursday.
“Now, it’s just him, that mental confidence to go full speed,” Pace said via the Chicago Sun-Times. “I think he’s there. Like I told you before, he’s got the biggest smile on his face because I think he’s eager to show everybody what he can do. So we’re fired up about that.”
White, 23, had a rod surgically placed in his left tibia on Aug. 23 to repair a stress fracture that he suffered in June.
The second-team All-American at West Virginia was the No. 7 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
White will likely hold a significant role in an offense that lost two of its top weapons in running back Matt Forte and tight end Martellus Bennett this offseason. Receiver Alshon Jeffery led the team in receiving in 2015, hauling in 54 catches for 807 yards and four touchdowns.