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Urlacher Has Knee Scoped

Well, well, well. According to ESPN, Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher had his knee scoped on Tuesday to remove some scar tissue that has built up in the area. Seems all those missed practices were actually something to be alarmed about after all. This is a big blow to the defense as recovery from a scope is typically about 4-6 weeks. I wouldn’t expect to see Urlacher healthy all season. This guy will not be practicing for a majority of the year and will be carted onto the field on Sundays. Now don’t get me wrong, that’s a true warrior but if he isn’t playing up to par, he shouldn’t be on the field. I understand the mentality he brings to the Bears, but if he can’t cut on that turf, we will need to find someone that can. While the Bears signed a few no names to boost the depleted depth at LB, I would not be surprised if Emery picks up someone that can actually play in the league.

Couple this surgery with some interesting news I heard last night: According to professionals in the medical community, Urlacher’s “personal days” were spent overseas where he was receiving stem cell treatments similar to those that Kobe Bryant received. The thought behind the procedure is that the stem cells will help regenerate lost/damaged tissue in his knee.

I think pretty much everyone who follows the Bears saw this one coming. The Bears should’ve been smart and had this procedure done months ago. This would’ve given Brian adequate time to heal and he could be out there right now getting a few reps in. For the meantime, let’s look forward to the Dom Decicco era as a week 1 return is foolish to say the least.

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