Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has been the center of attention for the past two weeks. After missing from team practices and being personally excused from the Bears first preseason game, rumors started to swirl.
Urlacher, who had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday, may have quietly undergone numerous procedures in the offseason, according to a media report.
CSNChicago.com, citing unnamed sources, says Brian Urlacher underwent two procedures earlier this year following the regular season. If these sources hold any water, then Brian Urlacher and the Chicago Bears have been basically lying to fans and the media this whole time. Earlier in the week, Urlacher told FOX News Chicago that he did not have surgery before the Tuesday repair.
Head coach Lovie Smith and the Bears front office insisted that Brian would be ready for the season opener. Urlacher has not practiced with the team since July 31st, and was absent in their first preseason game against the Denver Broncos.
Lovie Smith told reporters Urlacher was excused for “personal reasons,” but it’s clear there was more to the story than they wanted to tell us.
Stay Tuned for updates.
*** UPDATE ***
Brian Urlacher has denied the rumors of having multiple procedures done on his knee.
“It’s the first time I’ve had something done on my knee,” Urlacher said. “It’s a little different. But if I’m going to have something done, that’s the thing to be done.”
Despite the rumors, Brian Urlacher still insists he will be on the field for the Bears home opener, against Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts.
“September 9th, September 9th. That’s all I care about. September 9th,” Urlacher said, citing Chicago’s opening date. “It was a very minor surgery and there’s only a couple of stitches in there. That’s about it.”
Anybody else feeling like we aren’t getting the complete story on his procedures done, or is it just me being a paranoid Bears fan?
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