Wide receiver Kevin White broke his left shoulder Sunday and will be placed on injured reserve, coach John Fox said Monday.
Surgery is possible for shoulder blade; Fox said he hasn’t decided yet.
“My heart goes out to him,” Fox said. “He was very disappointed and discouraged in the locker room afterwards, for obvious reasons.”
The Bears can bring two people off IR during the season, but it’s uncertain whether White would have recovered in time.
White left the Bears home opener in the fourth quarter with a left shoulder injury and didn’t return.
After the game, White was seen walking out of the locker room with a sling on. Fox didn’t detail the extent of White’s injury, but confirmed he had hurt his shoulder.
White, who had two catches for six yards Sunday, has battled injuries throughout his brief career. He had played only four games in his first two seasons because of two separate leg injuries. He’s now played in five career games and finished only three.
Sunday’s injury hurts a position group that’s already dreadfully thin; Cam Meredith was lost for the season with a torn ACL in the third preseason game.
Fox also announced Monday that running back Benny Cunningham and linebacker Jerrell Freeman are also highlighted on Bears’ injury report. Cunningham has a high-ankle sprain, and Freeman has a concussion, according to Fox. Even as alarming, Freeman also has a chest-muscle injury that is being evaluated, Fox said.