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Brian Urlacher won’t talk about alternative therapy for knee

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If Brian Urlacher went to Germany for an alternative treatment for his balky knee, he doesn’t think it’s any of your business.

That was apparent by his reply to a report in the Chicago Tribune this morning, that said he went to see “that famous doctor everybody goes to,” for a non-invasive procedure.

Asked Wednesday if he went to Germany, Urlacher replied, via the Chicago Sun-Times: “I didn’t think there were any quotes from me, or anybody else for that matter?

“I didn’t think so. It doesn’t matter what I did or haven’t done. This is where we’re at now, so that’s all that matters.”

When pressed on whether he went to Germany, he replied: “I went to Europe last year. We played in London. So I was definitely in Europe last year.”

Bears coach Lovie Smith was no more forthcoming.

“I know right now, Brian Urlacher is here, he’s getting healthy every day and I don’t see what else we need to talk about,” Smith said.

The Regenokine treatment of Dr. Peter Wehling hasn’t been approved for use in this country, but has been used by athletes such as Kobe Bryant and Alex Rodriguez.

And if the Bears are a little tight about it, it points to a legitimate level of concern about Urlacher’s status.

They’re a different team without him, and that reality might make any team a little grouchy.

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18 Responses to “Brian Urlacher won’t talk about alternative therapy for knee”
  1. wludford says: Aug 22, 2012 3:55 PM

    Any predictions about the success of the Bears this year should be made assuming Brian Urlacher is either ineffective or out for the season.

  2. wludford says: Aug 22, 2012 4:02 PM

    I’ll also add that with Urlacher a non-factor, a poor offensive line that will inevitably lead to Cutler’s injury, the Bears will not make the playoffs again this year.

  3. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Aug 22, 2012 4:12 PM

    All I know is…When all other therapies failed to treat my wicked case of plantar fasciitis, I went to a chinese accupuncturist named Dr Ho here in Nor-Cal and within three treatments all the pain was gone and the foot stable.

    Dr Ho. The Truth!

  4. phuriousjorge says: Aug 22, 2012 4:13 PM

    He’s still only one guy…ok, two guys. But one if his knee slows him down.

  5. jtbndy says: Aug 22, 2012 4:21 PM

    “And if the Bears are a little tight about it, it points to a legitimate level of concern about Urlacher’s status.”

    It points to prudent management of information. Even if he had the treatment, you think the Bears want their opponents to know that?

    Better to have the think they’re going to face Urlacher than be able to gameplan against the Bears D without him.

  6. hyzers says: Aug 22, 2012 4:22 PM

    Don’t worry everybody, the voices in Brandon Marshall’s head say everything is going to be alright with Urlacher.

  7. dabears4life says: Aug 22, 2012 4:38 PM

    I’ll also add that you have no idea what you are talking about, and are acting like a dunce. Urlacher will be out there and playing, he is one of the toughest football players in the league. Mark my words. Our defense will be solid as always. Our offensive line has been playing well in the preseason (without any or very little game planning). Jay Cutler will be lighting up defenses with all his weapons all the way to the Super Bowl. Super Bowl Super Bears. Bear down!!

  8. mialto says: Aug 22, 2012 4:42 PM

    Who cares what Urlacher did or not do in Europe? I’m sure some ladies were involved too is anyone asking those questions?

  9. larryboodry says: Aug 22, 2012 4:46 PM

    wludford, something tells me you are not a Bears fan, but if you are, please put away that Chicken Little costume…The Bears have enough playmakers on defense to succeed, with or without Urlacher. As for the O-line, we were 7-3 last year with basically the same group until Cutler got hurt, and his injury was not the line’s fault…With Carimi healthy and no more 7-step drops, there should be no problems Tice can’t fix. This will inevitably lead to a Bears playoff berth, and you disappointment.

  10. wludford says: Aug 22, 2012 4:51 PM

    dabears4life-

    I agree the Urlacher is one of the toughest players in football. He’s a sure thing HOFer too. He’s also got a bad knee that may be a career-ending injury.

  11. pappavike says: Aug 22, 2012 5:10 PM

    Nobody knows for sure what Urlacher’s status is! But to say the Bears are the same team without him is silly! That’s why everybody is being so hush hush! They know thier between a rock & a hard place without him!

  12. derrickbrooks4president says: Aug 22, 2012 5:14 PM

    Urlacher is far from a sure thing HOFer. How many rings does he have? Hall of Very Good, he’s a lock. Oh, and Jenny McCarthy said, “Just rub some dirt on it ya big wuss.”

  13. dabears4life says: Aug 22, 2012 5:16 PM

    wludford –

    Yes, completely agree with your first two statements. The third – not so much.

    You must be an expert orthopedic surgeon and know more about his knee than the rest of us??? People come back from ACL injuries (the worst knee injury you can have)…. Urlacher has a knee that is swelling up on him. Hence the scope that he just got – to reduce the swelling. Career ending – simmer down. URLACHER WILL BE ON THE GRIDIRON COME SEPT 9.

    You are believing the media waaaaayyyyy to much (they hype everything). Lets take the players word for it.

    Here is a special dunce cap for you, now go sit in the corner.

    /\

  14. purpleguy says: Aug 22, 2012 6:02 PM

    Look, the guy has always been a crab with the media, and besides, he’s grumpy as heck cause his knee hurts and he lost his Gilligan hat.

  15. louiespoon says: Aug 22, 2012 6:18 PM

    I’m realistic about it, we won’t be the same without him but there are still playmakers on D. I believe our front 4 will wreak havoc with or without him, Pep, Pea, Idonije, McCellin, Melton, Toeina and such. Briggs is still there, Tills is still there, we’ll be there….

  16. patpatriotagain says: Aug 23, 2012 12:46 AM

    While patients relax at the Wehling spa, they are offered a variety of refreshments including the Anabolic Martini, “Clear” Colada, and the HGH Highball

  17. chi01town says: Aug 23, 2012 8:20 AM

    Ulacher will be playing football this season so for all of you scared packers fans… Stop trying to hang your cheese hat on Urlacher’s knee
    cause the way I see it the Bears defense aint the reason why CHICAGO will beat greenbay this season. Cutler an his new arsinal of Weapons will be the cause of that. With or without Ulacher Chicago’s defense will be better than greenbay’s last ranked defense.

  18. beefbus says: Aug 23, 2012 12:52 PM

    His knee injury didn’t involve any sort of tear(s). Why does everyone think his career is in jeopardy? It’s irrational to the extreme. He’ll for sure be out there in week two if there’s any question he can’t play versus the Colts. The guy will be fine…

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