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Bears get good news from Urlacher’s MRI

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On Sunday, Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher landed awkwardly in a Metrodome end zone, twisting his knee.  He limped off the field, and after the 17-13 win over the Vikings coach Lovie Smith said Urlacher has a sprained MCL.

Thereafter, reports surfaced of a PCL injury.

The Bears have announced that an MRI confirmed the MCL sprain and a partially sprained PCL.  Urlacher had no sprain of his ACL, and no meniscus or cartilage damage.

It’s unknown whether surgery will be required for the PCL.  Minor to moderate MCL sprains heal with rest.

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20 Responses to “Bears get good news from Urlacher’s MRI”
  1. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Jan 2, 2012 7:05 PM

    Well we’ve got that going for us next year. Good news indeed.

  2. jutts says: Jan 2, 2012 7:06 PM

    That’s good news. The Bears can’t afford to loose any pro-bowl players.

  3. steelerhypocrite says: Jan 2, 2012 7:11 PM

    Bears are aging on defense, and too stupid on offense…lucky for them, they have Minnesota to prevent them from finishing in last again next year.

  4. seanb20124 says: Jan 2, 2012 7:13 PM

    Guess London Fletcher is going to the pro bowl after all .

  5. jimmysee says: Jan 2, 2012 7:22 PM

    Packers fan here — glad to hear it is not serious.

  6. dragynj says: Jan 2, 2012 7:24 PM

    Glad to hear. I got a sick feeling watching that play. You never like to see a guy get hurt especially a guy like Urlacher in a meaningless game. Get well soon.

    Signed, a Vikings fan.

  7. bearsstillsuck says: Jan 2, 2012 7:40 PM

    And I thought the bears were supposed to be the best in the NFC north. Urlacher team evaluation was far off.

  8. deadmanwalking47 says: Jan 2, 2012 8:50 PM

    sorry he got injured,glad he’s ok,but he should not have made the pro bowl because he had a crappy year,ray lewis should’nt have made it either!

  9. cobrala2 says: Jan 2, 2012 9:11 PM

    Bears fans: Partially-sprained PCL can mean about-to-rupture PCL. If not, great, but don’t be surprised in the future…

  10. paytonsghost34 says: Jan 2, 2012 9:27 PM

    Bears Still Suck:

    Had Cutler, Forte, Williams, Knox, their safeties and a plethora of other injuries not happen.. they’d currently be game planning a playoff game. There isn’t a team in the NFL with their injuries at those key positions, to key players, that would have been able to survive.

    Green Bay didn’t lose Rodgers and their second best/Pro Bowl caliber offensive weapon last year when they had their massive amounts of injuries.

    No one had any clue going into this season that Green Bay would be as good as they were.

  11. mattolikesthevikes says: Jan 2, 2012 9:32 PM

    Good to hear. It’s fun watching him play. Glad it’s not too bad.

  12. lnfinite says: Jan 2, 2012 9:40 PM

    I might cheer against his team but glad the individual is okay. I saw the play and thought he was screwed.

  13. richm2256 says: Jan 2, 2012 9:49 PM

    Wow… I can’t believe the simple comments they’re deleting these days.

  14. garyman1 says: Jan 2, 2012 10:34 PM

    Another Packer fan here…. am glad it’s nothing serious. I respect the heck out of that guy.

  15. bearsblow says: Jan 2, 2012 10:40 PM

    Glad he’s not seriously hurt. With that said the Bears are a loser organization with or with out this geeezer.

  16. 2difshoe says: Jan 2, 2012 10:42 PM

    As a Bear fan, it has been a pleasure to watch Urlacher through the years. Urlacher is entering his 12 year next season. He cannot play forever, so, I will treasure the days, Brian, Briggs, Tillman, Hester and Peppers have remaining. It will be over too soon.

    The way Angelo selects players in the draft, we will never see the likes of an Urlacher again….and that’s a shame.

  17. dg0122 says: Jan 2, 2012 11:13 PM

    you cant ‘partially sprain’ something. you can tear it or partially tear it, and then there are degrees of sprain. but no partial sprain. thats like being partially pregnant

  18. bspurloc says: Jan 3, 2012 12:06 AM

    .
    tebowmania let him off easy

  19. yevrag3535 says: Jan 3, 2012 1:36 AM

    Urlacher’s a fraud…..

  20. puntpassandkiss says: Jan 3, 2012 4:13 AM

    Vikings fan here….I hope he is better than ever next year. Great player

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