Originally written on Midway Illustrated  |  Last updated 12/22/12
Chicago Bears offensive tackle Gabe Carimi suffered a season ending injuring during the second game of his rookie season.  Carimi's knee injury was never made clear by the Bears or media reports that came from the Bear beat writers.  Sean Jensen of the Chicago SunTimes called Carimi's injury a knee dislocation, while Michael C Wright of ESPN radio Chicago referred to Carimi's injury as a patella dislocation.   Both articles refer to Carimi's knee injury differently, at the time of the injury though reports differed about 24 hours after each other.  Wright's article comes out 24 hours after Jensen's article which tamps down expectations of a serious injury.   There's a caveat to this reporting, Sean Jensen's report made the injury sound more; from there Carimi missed the season.  So there's the question that we come to about Carimi's knee was it originally as serious as Jensen reported?  Carimi went from being out four to six week to missing the entire season.   From there things grew progressively worse, from the time Carimi suffered the injury until the start of 2012 OTAs, Carimi underwent three knee procedures and surgeries of varying levels.  This news came from the first edition of Bear Report Radio in the lead up to mini-camp in may.   You may recall that Carimi missed a lot of the mini-camp and was in and out of some workouts during the early part of training camp.   Now flash forward to training camp where Mike Tice talked about Gabe Carimi's knee still not being 100-percent and how he'll need to get into game shape.  Carimi's knee never seemed to round into shape, even though it was long expected to return to normal.   Now 14 games into the 2012 season we may be seeing the best football from Gabe Carimi we'll ever see.  Carimi was benched as the starting RT after grading out as the worst OT on the team in pass protection.  Carimi went on to receive playing time at right guard after injuries mounted, but subsequently has been benched for his horrible play at guard too.   All these struggles, combined with the lack of clear cut information about Gabe Carimi's knee injury plus the follow on three surgeries leads to the question; will Carimi's knee ever return to normal?   Are we now faced with the prospect of Gabe Carimi being this level of player permanently because his knee is healthy now, but due to the severity of the initial injury this is considered a new healthy?  If this is not the new normal then is there an upcoming knee operation that Carimi will be undergoing in the offseason to deal with what may be a lingering problem?  
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