Posted May 31, 2012 on AP on Fox
(Updates. With AP Photos.) By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer Gabe Carimi felt it as soon as Derrick Rose crumbled to the court in the playoffs, that jolt of sympathy one athlete experiences when another goes down. Never mind that their injuries weren't quite the same. Or that they play different sports. Carimi, the Chicago Bears' offensive lineman, understood. ''The hardest part is that you want to be out there and you just can't,'' he said. When Rose will return for the Chicago Bulls remains to be seen after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee in the playoff-opener against the Philadelphia 76ers. Carimi is basically back. He took a big step in his recovery from a season-ending injury to his right knee on Tuesday when he participated in organized team activities for the first time. Carimi was a spectator as planned on Wednesday, but he expects to be back on the field Thursday and take part in all sessions next week...

Carimi working to return from knee injury

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Chicago wants to host a Super Bowl

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Carimi will start practicing tomorrow

Chicago Bears starting right tackle Gabe Carimi, who suffered a dislocated knee last season, says his leg feels great and he will begin practicing in full this week during OTAs.

Carimi easing back into action for Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- It's not as if 2011 first-round draft pick Gabe Carimi has become a forgotten man, but it seems like a long time since he won the starting job at right tackle during training camp of his rookie season. Carimi lasted less than two games before a dislocated kneecap ultimately resulted in two surgeries and a lost season, and quick comparisons were made to...

5 Toughest Venues in the NFL

No. 5: Solider Field, Chicago Bears It’s cold, it’s loud, it’s Solider Field. Chicago Bears fans have been filing in since 1971 to cheer on their beloved Bears. With a maximum seating capacity of only 61,500, Solider Field might not be the biggest stadium, but it is one of the coldest. It averages a temperature of 25 degrees in December. Solider Field’s surface is also...

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Hester lauds simplicity of Tice’s offense

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The Dilemma of Matt Forte

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Geno Hayes fighting for first-team reps

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Soldier Field receives green certification

Soldier Field,  refurbished and renovated yet home to nearly a century of football and other events, received an environmental honor on Thursday. In ceremonies at the stadium, which serves as the home of the oldest NFL franchise, the Chicago Bears, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that Soldier Field had become the first NFL stadium to receive LEED certification for its...
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