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Urlacher: Knee will never be the same

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08:06 AM ET 09.03 | On the upside, Brian Urlacher says his left knee is pain-free and he intends to play in Sunday's Bears opener. But in an interview on Fox-32's "The Final Word," the 34-year-old middle linebacker acknowledged his knee "just isn't the same anymore. It's never going to be the same." ... [Urlacher] said he will get in as good of shape as possible this week when he returns to practice at Halas Hall. The Pro Bowl performer has not practiced since July 31 and he underwent arthroscopic surgery on the knee on Aug. 12. The Bears return to the practice field Monday and expectations are Urlacher will be on the field. Urlacher was not asked about the Tribune's report that he sought an alternative treatment on his knee in Germany during the spring.

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September 3, 2012  08:40 AM ET

Time to call it a Game Brian!

September 3, 2012  08:45 AM ET

"Romo convinced that Witten will ..."???

Interns now recycling headlines?

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September 3, 2012  08:55 AM ET

only 34, yikes

September 3, 2012  08:59 AM ET

SNAFU.

September 3, 2012  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

SNAFU.

FUBAR.

September 3, 2012  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

FUBAR.

True. I guess cut and paste is harder than we thought.

September 3, 2012  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

True. I guess cut and paste is harder than we thought.

Hahaha

September 3, 2012  09:19 AM ET

Urlacher will be good for one more hit to the knee and then he will be gone. As it is, he won't play the whole game on Sept. 9. He's got that warhorse thing and wants a SB - which ain't gonna happen this year anyway, Brian - but he may see the light when that knee is banged up again. Thing is, he means a lot to the defense because of his presence. Take that away and you've got about a mediocre defense. (McClellin isnt going to deliver this year anyway.)

September 3, 2012  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

talk Urlacher into retirement b/c his worthless overrated rear end needs to?

Go ahead, you tell him that

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September 3, 2012  09:31 AM ET

I feel for the guy. It's frustrating to want to play, but your body says no.

September 3, 2012  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I feel for the guy. It's frustrating to want to play, but your body says no.

That happened to my aunt.

September 3, 2012  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

That happened to my aunt.

She play for the Bears?

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September 3, 2012  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

She play for the Bears?

No, she wanted to play, but her body said no.

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September 3, 2012  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

No, she wanted to play, but her body said no.

Did her eyes say yes?

 
September 3, 2012  09:56 AM ET

Nothing a little stem cell work couldn't fix. Just ask Payton Manning. If it works out maybe a good place to invest the retirement fund. "The Mengele Sports Hero Repair Clinic." At least the clients can afford their bill.

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