Brian Urlacher Injury Update: Dislocated Wrist, Surgery Possible Monday

Midwest Sports FansAnalyst ISeptember 14, 2009

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 13: Brian Urlacher #54 of the Chicago Bears awaits the start of play in the 1st half against the Green Bay Packers on September 13, 2009 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Bears 21-15. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Last night, Bears LB Brian Urlacher was injured in what became a thrilling Bears-Packers contest to open up the Sunday Night Football schedule. Urlacher left on the first series of the second half and did not return.

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According to the Chicago Tribune, the latest injury update on Urlacher is that he will have surgery this morning on the dislocated wrist with no specific timetable yet for his return:

A surgery related to a dislocation could have something to do with bone being put back into place. The extent of Urlacher’s injury wasn’t evident following the game although he was expected to undergo a procedure upon the team’s arrival back in Chicago after midnight.

The Bears are hopeful it will not sideline Urlacher long. He played well before exiting with three tackles.

Unfortunately for the Bears, Urlacher could not quite live up to his new ad campaign for Nike, seen at the right ironically juxtaposed against the ESPN headline section noting his injury. Lovie Smith no doubt would have loved to be able to unleash his defensive leader on the Packers in the third and fourth quarters last night. 

Smith also would loved to have his other starting linebacker as well, Pisa Tinoisamoa, who also left the game with an injury. He sprained his posterior cruciate ligament and there is no timetable set for his return.