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Report: Urlacher has had multiple knee surgeries this year

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Brian Urlacher’s injured left knee may have been a bigger problem for him this offseason than previously believed.

The surgery Urlacher had on Tuesday was either the second or the third knee surgery of the year for Urlacher, according to John Mullin of CSNChicago.com.

Mullin cites two NFL sources as saying that Urlacher had surgery shortly after suffering a knee injury in the regular-season finale on January 1. It had previously been reported that Urlacher had opted for rest and rehabilitation instead of surgery.

And one source told Mullin that Urlacher actually had another procedure in the spring.

Urlacher has been sidelined since the beginning of this month with swelling and soreness in the knee, and he finally had surgery this week. He still says he thinks he can play Week One.

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30 Responses to “Report: Urlacher has had multiple knee surgeries this year”
  1. gdeli says: Aug 16, 2012 6:57 PM

    I’m afraid he’s gonna end up like jim otto. BUT he’s got more dough than I’ll ever see! ha

  2. gloryfromheaven says: Aug 16, 2012 6:59 PM

    “One good hit and he’s out!” just saying what everyone else says about Peyton Manning ; P

  3. patspatspatspats says: Aug 16, 2012 7:00 PM

    Brady shook him good

  4. bearsstillsuck says: Aug 16, 2012 7:02 PM

    Stick a fork in him.

  5. vikings28 says: Aug 16, 2012 7:09 PM

    I would say close to done. 2 knees surgeries at least, 34 years old. not looking good. that is all.

  6. blackandbluedivision says: Aug 16, 2012 7:10 PM

    This whole discussion sounds eerily like the whole Peyton Manning debacle. Last year when they were talking about the severity of his neck injury.

  7. beauregard says: Aug 16, 2012 7:10 PM

    He’s a very tough guy who plays at a high level, but the body may just be worn out.

  8. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Aug 16, 2012 7:15 PM

    But more importantly Urlacher and McCarthy just broke up. I was hoping to see her in the stands this year. Dammit!

  9. joelvis72 says: Aug 16, 2012 7:16 PM

    Plus he and Jenny McCarthy just broke up. What a rough patch for Urlacher.

  10. fdugrad says: Aug 16, 2012 7:20 PM

    Opposing blockers, sadly will go for his knee every play. He might be done.

  11. bigwinintx says: Aug 16, 2012 7:23 PM

    You can hide and or mask pain for so long, but it will show when he can’t cover like they need him to.
    Then the Bears will be put in the position to do what’s best for the team by releasing him or try to let him give it another go.

    To me; he’s selfish. Instead of taking the time to heal {IF he can, at 34 years old, the knees are worn out} he’s going to try and make it back by week one.

    Time to take a step back and let the younger guys get some reps, Brian.

    No shame in getting older, the shame comes when you fail to accept it.

    “Team first” Brian, remember that?

  12. monstersofthemidway545051 says: Aug 16, 2012 7:28 PM

    Urlacher is a beast. He will sit out the first game when the Bears crush the colts and then will terrorize the packers the following Thursday.

  13. gridassassin says: Aug 16, 2012 7:40 PM

    HIPAA be damned!

  14. rexryanschoolofpodiatry says: Aug 16, 2012 7:40 PM

    Bears look like a 6-10 team…

  15. brenenostler says: Aug 16, 2012 7:48 PM

    Andrew Luck and the Colts will upset the Bears in Week 1

  16. alwaters9 says: Aug 16, 2012 7:49 PM

    Urlacher is now a china doll.

  17. rickastleydancemoves says: Aug 16, 2012 8:04 PM

    Wait, I thought pumping your body full of Toradol didn’t have any negative effects?

  18. stairwayto7 says: Aug 16, 2012 8:05 PM

    Urlacher in top 5 of most overrated players of all time! If he played in Seaatle,Cleveland or Buffalo no one would even follow his mediocre career.

  19. 61bigdaddy61 says: Aug 16, 2012 8:16 PM

    Huge Bear fan and I am sad to see a stud like Lach end his career this way. He’s probably done and I hate it. What’s up Murph, Brownie? Go Bears!

  20. tonyugoh says: Aug 16, 2012 8:22 PM

    Its almost like Peyton last year when he and the team kept saying that he would be back by week 1 and it was almost like they were withholding the true severity of his injury from the public. I hope Urlacher can play but the longer this drags on and the more information we are getting seem to suggest that this is a pretty serious injury.

  21. hyzers says: Aug 16, 2012 8:25 PM

    I can’t wait to see Raiola cut him!

  22. 808raiderinparadise says: Aug 16, 2012 8:43 PM

    Great LB … but If he makes full recovery he still won’t be nearly the same laterally moving LB making plays and tackles. He will prob only be able to play downhill and be awful in coverage.

  23. raventater says: Aug 16, 2012 8:55 PM

    He’s got the dreaded ‘bone-on-bone’ diagnosis. He’s been a warrior but it looks like the end for Urlacher. go browns

  24. beefbus says: Aug 16, 2012 9:16 PM

    Everyone talking in absolutes. Only Sith deal in absolutes. No, but seriously, his career isn’t over yet. These were minor knee scope surgeries; he didn’t tear anything in his knee, so I don’t believe this is the beginning of the end. He may not be out there week one, but he’ll play and provide his usual spark in the middle.

  25. richardmb52 says: Aug 16, 2012 9:37 PM

    I’m getting so sick of Bears Management, never telling the fans the truth, possible 3 procedures jeez. and all the while telling us it was just a sprain
    Hmm kinda makes u wonder about their number 1 pick and them saying no way he’s a linebacker

  26. everybodyhateschris1 says: Aug 16, 2012 10:18 PM

    The Bears were going to be a joke this season anyway.

  27. fatguystrangler says: Aug 16, 2012 11:50 PM

    Do the Bears secretly have Ruben Amaro, Jr. working for them? This sounds like how coy and secretive the Phillies were with Chase Utley this season.

  28. 1historian says: Aug 17, 2012 7:31 AM

    Kind of sad but from here he looks to be all done.

    34 years old and coming off multiple knee surgeries = all done.

  29. chi01town says: Aug 17, 2012 8:36 PM

    Urlacher will be fine. Hes a 264 pound MLB not a 220 pound QB. plus Urlacher dont take hits hes the one doing the hitting.

  30. richardmb52 says: Aug 18, 2012 11:48 AM

    We’ll probably have an Urlacher day some time this year. When he’s forced to retire and than some idiot netword will give the boob a job even thou he mad it a habit of trashing the media his whole career

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