The team will have to decide by the end of Week 11 whether to activate White to the 53-man roster or shut him down for the remainder of the season.
The Bears will approach White's return with caution, as his long-term health is the No. 1 priority. He has yet to participate in even one practice with pads since being drafted, which is another reason not to rush him back.
Even if White is a long shot to play this season, receivers coach Mike Groh is optimistic about the future.
"He's engaged in all the meetings," Groh said earlier this week, via the Chicago Sun-Times. "He's doing everything that he can. Certainly, he's getting all the treatment that he can. It's encouraging for him as he sees his injuries start to heal and see maybe a little bit of the light at the end of the tunnel."