LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White will be placed on injured reserve with a fractured left fibula, costing him much of the season after missing his entire rookie season with a stress fracture in the same leg.White was injured Sunday in a 17-14 victory over the Detroit Lions. In addition to the broken bone, White suffered a high ankle sprain as he was tackled during the third quarter.White leads the Bears this season in receptions with 19, and has 187 receiving yards. The seventh overall draft pick in 2015, he went on IR during the preseason last year because of left shin injury.Coach John Fox characterized the latest injury as a spiral fracture and said White could come off IR late in the season.This injury is not nearly as serious as the last one, Fox said Wednesday. Its a completely different bone in the lower leg.White was gradually picking up the NFL game and had six catches Sunday against the Lions. Fox called it Whites best game and quarterback Brian Hoyer agreed.Just as a football player, football awareness, catching the ball, really everywhere he was making strides each week, Hoyer said. So I know thats disappointing for him.Missing most of his first two seasons could lead to a problem in Whites development. Fox said his own experience with Denver receiver Demaryius Thomas keeps him from selling players short due to missed time early in their careers.He (Thomas) probably didnt do a whole lot until year three, Fox said. He had setbacks and he was injured coming out of college. He had an Achilles injury after that and a finger injury after that and he had two surgeries in his first year and a half of NFL football. Hes turned out pretty good.With White gone, Bears backups Cameron Meredith and Josh Bellamy will be called on to make bigger contributions at wide receiver to provide a counter threat to Alshon Jeffery heading into Sundays game at Indianapolis.Meredith had four catches against Detroit for 28 yards. A former quarterback at Illinois State, he thinks that experience can give him an advantage.Its started to kind of fade away, Meredith said of his background throwing passes instead of catching them. But those little things, you need to get on the same page with the quarterback, know where they want to throw the ball. Im excited to get out there and make some plays.Hoyer continued taking snaps with the first team with Jay Cutler sidelined due to a thumb sprain. Cutler did not practice again Wednesday.On Monday, Fox called every position performance-based including quarterback. This would suggest Hoyer can keep the position if he continues to produce like he did Sunday with 302 passing yards and a passer rating of 120.1.At this point Im just trying to keep doing what Im doing, keep doing what Im asked of, Hoyer said. And when I get a chance to play, play the best I can.Game notes Inside linebacker Danny Trevathan, who had thumb surgery two weeks ago, practiced Wednesday on a limited basis with a cast on his hand. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said its his experience that playing with cast doesnt work well, but its possible Trevathan could manage it. LAFAYETTE, La. -- Taylor Lamb threw for 201 yards and a touchdown, Jalin Moore ran for 106 yards and two scores, and Appalachian State beat Louisiana-Lafayette 24-0 on Wednesday night for the Ragin Cajuns first home shutout since 2002.Appalachian State (4-2, 2-0 Sun Belt) scored on its first four possessions, had a 24-0 lead at halftime and cruised in the second half.On the Mountaineers first offensive play, Shaedon Meadors caught a deep pass from Lamb for a 56-yard gain and Moore punched it in from the 2 for a 7-0 lead. Appalachian State had an 11-play, 92-yard drive on its second drive but settled for a 21-yard field goal. Moore broke free with a cutback for a 41-yard touchdown run and freshman Colllin Reed caught his first career touchdown pass from 8 yards out.ddddddddddddMeadors made six catches for a career-high 128 yards for Appalachian State. Lamb completed his first eight passes and was 12 of 16 -- including a deflected interception -- in the first half. He was just 3 for 10 after halftime.Elijah McGuire had 43 yards rushing and 10 yards receiving to become the career leader in all-purpose yards for ULL (2-4, 1-2). The Ragin Cajuns punted on their first three drives and Stevie Artigues 47-yard field-goal attempt hit the left upright on their fourth possession. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' '