When it was announced that Brian Urlacher had undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, I questioned why this measure hadn’t been taken sooner. Turns out, this wasn’t the first time Urlacher had gone under the knife in 2012.
The procedure performed Tuesday to alleviate swelling and soreness in the left knee of Brian Urlacher was not the first this offseason for the Bears’ franchise middle linebacker, CSNChicago.com has confirmed with two NFL sources.
Urlacher had a procedure done shortly after the end of the 2011 regular season, with the injury occurring late in the Jan. 1 loss at Minnesota, sources said. It was similar to the non-invasive procedure that was done this Tuesday.
One source told CSNChicago.com that Urlacher in fact had a second procedure done last spring.
With Urlacher undergoing at least two and maybe three procedures on his left knee, the injury should be of major concern to both the Bears organization and its fans. Urlachers plays a position where speed is an absolute necessity. He can not be expected to cover the field sideline to sideline on a busted wheel. Looking ahead, it is safe to assume that Urlacher’s status be touch and go from a week to week perspective as the regular season rolls along.