If you weren’t feeling lousy enough this morning, try this one on for size: Bears’ defensive co-captain, middle linebacker Brian Urlacher appears to be done for the season, according to the Chicago Tribune’s Vaughn McClure.
Urlacher injured his wrist in the first quarter of Sunday’s 21-15 loss to the Packers. He was ruled out after halftime.
When asked about his status Monday, Urlacher said in a text message that his “season is over.”
He was scheduled to undergo surgery Monday morning upon the team’s arrival back in Chicago from Green Bay. A dislocated bone had to be surgerically put back in. The surgery might have revealed more extensive damage.
The Bears defensive co-captain and team leader entered the season healthy again coming off back and neck injuries. He had three tackles before leaving Sunday’s game. Hunter Hillenmeyer replaced Urlacher in the lineup Sunday.
Some info about the impact of the loss on the Bears’ scheme here.
Plenty more to break down, including whether or not the Bears pick up the phone and call Lovie’s old guy, out-of-work Tampa 2 linebacker Derrick Brooks to fill the sudden void in the Bears’ linebacking corp.