Brian Urlacher Injury Update: Bears LB Does Not Need To Undergo Surgery

Following a scary-looking injury to his left knee on Sunday, Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher underwent an MRI on Monday, and the news was relatively good: there is damage to the medial collateral and posterior cruciate ligaments but no tears, and Urlacher will not need to go under the knife. His rehabilitation is expected to take about 10 weeks.


Related: Report: Bears LB Brian Urlacher injured both MCL and PCL, but will not require surgery

The MRI results were a relief to Urlacher, who feared a far more serious injury:

"I was thinking the worse possible scenario,'' he said. "I felt something pop in my knee when I did that little move on the ground. I never hurt my knee like that before so I didn't know what to think. (Trainer) Tim Bream was out there in two seconds. They tested my ACL then and said it was fine."

Fortunately, that initial prognosis proved correct.

For more on the Chicago Bears, head over to Windy City Gridiron. For more from around the NFL, visit SB Nation's NFL news hub. Stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago for more Chicago sports updates and breaking news.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.