The Bears announced that Dusty Dvoracek will undergo arthroscopic surgery on Friday in an effort to determine with exactly is wrong with his right knee.
The defensive tackle was injured in the third quarter of Saturday's preseason victory over the New York Giants, and the Sun-Times reported that a source said he will miss the season with a torn ACL. Dvoracek disputed that report. All the Bears have acknowledged to this point is that Dvoracek has a sprained MCL, the type of injury that rarely requires surgery.
"Dvoracek has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL, but he may also have suffered a torn ACL. If that's indeed the case, it will be repaired during the procedure by team doctors Gordon Nuber and Mark Bowen, and cause Dvoracek to miss the entire season. If his ACL is intact, he will be available to play in 2009."
Dvoracek has landed on season ending injured reserve in each of his three previous seasons. The third-round pick from Oklahoma in 2006 has appeared in just 13 regular-season games.