Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White will be placed on injured reserve with a fractured shoulder blade, coach John Fox announced on Monday.
According to Fox, White’s latest injury could require surgery, but the Bears haven’t yet ruled out White coming back later in the year. Each NFL team is allowed to designate two players to return off of injured reserve after Week 8.
One week into the season, the Bears are already without their top two receivers, and now will have to find someone to step up and fill the void.
White exited Sunday’s 23-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons at the 9 minute, 43 second mark of the fourth quarter after catching a short pass for no gain. The former first-round pick immediately walked off the field following the play and went into the Bears’ sideline injury tent for further examination. White was later taken to the locker room and officially ruled out.
While Peterson wouldn’t mind beating his former team in the regular-season opener on Monday night, his wrath isn’t limited to just the Vikings.
“I want to stick it to every team,” he said. “I [hope to] have a great performance against all our opponents this season, so that comment wouldn’t be anything different than I would say about Green Bay when we played those guys. The only thing that’s going to be different is playing my first game with a new team back in my old home, and that’s going to be the only difference.”
Peterson, 32, has led the NFL in rushing three times and was the 2012 MVP, but his production has declined recently due to his age and a number of knee injuries. He was limited to just 72 rushing yards in three games in his final year with the Vikings last season.