Comcast Sports Net Chicago is reporting that the arthroscopic procedure Urlacher underwent a couple of days ago is not his first of the off-season. Per the article:
Urlacher had a procedure done shortly after the end of the 2011 regular season, with the injury occurring late in the Jan. 1 loss at Minnesota, sources said. It was similar to the non-invasive procedure that was done this Tuesday. One source told CSNChicago.com that Urlacher in fact had a second procedure done last spring.
The good news for Bears fans is that it appears that Urlacher’s knee in it’s current state isn’t going to prevent him from playing any meaningful football games. However, the bad news appears to be that Urlacher may not be 100% at any point this season. Given Urlacher’s image and the fact that it is a contract year for the aging LB, you can expect to see him out there Week 1, barring any unforeseen setbacks.
Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that Bears MLB Brian Urlacher has underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee today. Urlacher is still hoping to return for the team’s first game of the season.
Urlacher hasn’t been able to do much of anything throughout training camp and the preseason, so this is hardly the type of thing you want to hear if you’re a Bears fan. Urlacher is definitely as tough as they come, but the fact that the injury seems to be healing at pretty slow rate is a concern. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him start off on the reserve/PUP list.
Chicago may have to look to Nick Roach if Urlacher’s not able to make to serious progress in the next few weeks.