Is the Pain Really Gone Brian Urlacher?
Middle lineback for the Chicago Bears, Brian Urlacher, is expected play in the Bears opening game on Sunday at home against Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts. Is Urlacher a match for the Colts’ O-line? If he can break through and get Luck to the ground then we KNOW Urlacher is coming for blood.
The Chicago Bears selected Brian Urlacher in the first round of the 2000 NFL draft. He’s only missed 24 regular season games but after 2009, he’s had perfect attendance.
Brian Urlacher has undergone multiple surgeries and procedures in order for him to get ready for opening day. There was much speculation at the beginning of the summer of whether or not he was going to be ready. The 34-year old is getting up there in football years and his body isn’t going to go back to the same old Urlacher that we know and love. According to a report,
Urlacher told WFLD-Channel 32′s “The Final Word” that even though his left knee “isn’t the same anymore” and “will never be the same,” he plans to return in time for the regular-season opener.
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“(The left knee) feels much better now,” Urlacher said. “I have been running around quite a bit, not with the team in practice, I have been taking it really slow like Coach Smith said we would. Everything they are going to let me do, I’ll do. There is going to be some restrictions on what I can do because they don’t want to overwork me too early. It’s a long season. There will be some restrictions but there won’t be restrictions in the game on Sunday.”
His actually injury was spraining the medial collateral and posterior cruticate ligaments in his left knee during the Bears final 2011 regular season game. Everyone on his team just wants to make sure he’s not pushing himself before he’s really ready. Any more injuries his football career could be over. With the Bears new sense of leadership, they need him apart of their new movement to take over the Packers and NFC North.
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