No knee surgery needed for Bears' Urlacher

Posted Jan. 02, 2012 @ 6 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Bears MLB Brian Urlacher underwent an MRI on his injured left knee Monday and the team confirmed that the exam revealed Urlacher suffered a sprained MCL and partially sprained PCL, but no damage to his ACL, menisci or articulating cartilage.

Urlacher, who initially feared he had sustained an ACL injury, will not need to undergo surgery.

The injury occurred in with 5:15 left in the fourth quarter of the Bears' win over the Vikings Sunday. Vikings QB Joe Webb threw a pass toward WR Percy Harvin in the endzone, but it was broken up. Urlacher had jumped to knock the ball down and Harvin and Bears S Major Wright landed on him as he hit the ground and had his legs caught in an awkward position.

Urlacher was writhing in pain on the turf as the training staff rushed onto the field to check on him.

The Chicago Tribune reported Monday that Urlacher is looking at 10 weeks of rehab.