In an interview with Chicago's Fox-32, Chicago Bears MLB Brian Urlacher once again reiterated that he will be on the field when the team opens the season on Sept. 9 vs. the Indianapolis Colts. But he did say something that will be troubling to Bears fans. Urlacher told Lou Canellis that his left knee "just isn't the same anymore" and that it's "never going to be the same."
Urlacher, who sprained two ligaments in his knee in Chicago's Week 17 victory over the Minnesota Vikings last season, hasn't practiced with the team since July 31 and underwent microscopic surgery on the knee on Aug. 12. Urlacher, though, is expected to be back on the practice field on Monday as the team gears up for Week 1 of the 2012 season.