Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher got upset yesterday when reporters pressed him for details about experimental treatments on his surgically repaired knee. The latest talk about Urlacher’s knee is going to get Bears fans upset.
The Bears are pessimistic that Urlacher will be ready to go when they open the regular season against the Colts on September 9, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
But Urlacher still isn’t practicing, and the start of the regular season is approaching. The Bears have to be getting concerned about that.
And then there’s the question of how well Urlacher will play when he does return. A 34-year-old with a bad knee can go from a great player to a liability quickly. The Bears have to hope that Urlacher can not only return to the field, but return to the form the Bears are accustomed to seeing. It’s looking less and less likely that that return will happen in Week One.