The Chicago Tribune confirmed their report that Brian Urlacher will mis the rest of the season. Here’s what they had to say:
“Brian did have surgery this morning and he is out for the remainder of the season,” team spokesman Jim Christman said.
Urlacher himself told the paper via text message that his “season is over.”
This is a really bad break for the Bears, but they do have a veteran in Hunter Hillenmeyer, who has started 51 games in seven seasons with the Bears.
Good luck Hunter because their is already talk about the Bears adding former Buc, Derrick Brooks to the roster.
Urlacher left the game on the first drive of the second half. Urlacher was on a streak of starting 49 games since 2004. In 2004, the seven games he did not play, the Bears went 0-7. That’s not a good sign, but Hillenmeyer is a very solid player, who could surprise some people.
I know Brian Urlacher is the anchor and face of this defense, but the Bears have a good system and they should be fine. As long as they can constantly get pressure on the quarterback, which they did a lot last night.
Other injury news for the Bears:
TE, Dez Clark went out with a back injury in the third quarter and their is currently no update on him.
LG, Frank Omiyale, one of the off-season acquisitions sprained his left ankle in the third quarter and didn’t return, Josh Beekman replaced him.
LB, Pisa Tinoisamoa, nicknamed “The leaning tower of Pisa” went down with a knee injury in the first quarter and was replaced by Nick Roach, who looked solid.
This isn’t a good start to the Bears season health wise or record wise, but they were still in the game until the last minute, even though they lost all of those players to injury and Jay Cutler had a miserable night.
They just have to somehow regroup and show the world why their still the best in the NFC North by beating the defending Super Bowl champs.