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.
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.
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