(WSCR) Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday.
The surgery was said to be brief, and the 34-year-old Urlacher was reportedly back at Bears training camp later Tuesday morning.
The Bears expect Urlacher, who hasn’t practiced since July 31, to be ready for the season-opener.
Urlacher missed most of last week for what he and the team called “personal reasons.”
In an interview with FOX-32 on Monday, Urlacher was asked directly if he had arthroscopic surgery while he was out.
“No,” Urlacher told Fox-32′s Lou Canellis. “I am pretty sure if I got surgery we have to tell the NFL from what I understand, right? I definitely didn’t get knee surgery. I was gone for personal reasons.
“I am just going to keep resting right now. I have never had a scope. I don’t know how that stuff works. This is the first time I have ever done anything to my knee so I am kind of new to this. I don’t know. Honestly, I don’t know how that works.”
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