EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has played many games at the Metrodome during his 13-year career as the leader of Chicago's defense, but he will likely miss this week's with his team looking to continue its playoff push in Minnesota.
Urlacher, who suffered a knee injury in the final game last season against the Vikings, sustained a pulled hamstring on the second-to-last play of Chicago's 23-17 overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
On a Wednesday conference call with Vikings reporters, Bears coach Lovie Smith would confirm only that Urlacher would miss that day's practice because of a hamstring pull. Smith also refused to speculate on a timeframe for recovery.
"Of course, he's not practicing today," Smith said. "With the hamstring, you never know when a guy is coming back and what he will be able to do. I just know that Brian is a quick healer, not like most people."
The Chicago Tribune cited sources saying Urlacher's injury is a Grade 2 hamstring ...