Kevin White said Sunday he had successful shin surgery. (AP)

Bears rookie Kevin White: Surgery went well

SHARE Bears rookie Kevin White: Surgery went well
SHARE Bears rookie Kevin White: Surgery went well

Bears wide receiver Kevin White had successful surgery Sunday to repair the stress fracture in his left shin.

Eight days earlier, the Bears announced the rookie would miss the start of the season, at least, and have a rod placed in his tibia.

“Successful surgery,” the No. 7 overall draft pick said on Twitter. “Thanks to my family, the Bears organization, friends and the fans that’s supporting me. I can’t wait to get back!”

The West Virginia alum will start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

While the Bears are prepared for him to miss the rest of the season, he could return late in it. The Bears, per NFL rules, must place him on the 53-man roster after Week 6 and before Week 11, or not at all.

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