facebook
twitter
search
search

Bears' Urlacher has knee procedure

Aug. 14, 2012 at 2:44 PM
| License Photo

BOURONNAIS, Ill., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher had damaged tissue removed from his left knee Tuesday to help reduce swelling, the NFL team said on its Web site.

Urlacher, 34, says he expects to ready for the season-opener against Indianapolis in September.

The arthroscopic debridement procedure was performed in the area where he sprained ligaments in last season's finale against Minnesota.

Urlacher is heading into his 13th season with the Bears. He made 102 tackles and had three interceptions in 16 games last season. He has been named an all-pro eight times.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
SB50: Denver Broncos face tough call at QB in 2016
Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend claims he hit her
NFLPA hopes to have independent arbitration for player discipline next season
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Group recreates 'Mario Kart' video game at UK mall