Chicago Sun-Times

Urlacher's injury doesn't appear serious

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Brian Urlacher left Saturday night's 32-17 exhibition loss to the Raiders at Soldier Field after injuring his calf on the fifth play of the game, bringing back memories of last year's regular-season opener, when a wrist injury early in an ugly loss to the Packers shelved the Bears' middle linebacker for the entire 2009 season.
Fortunately for the six-time Pro Bowl linebacker and the Bears, this latest injury, which Bears coach Lovie Smith described as a strained calf muscle, is not believed to be serious enough to prevent him from starting the season opener against the Lions.
Urlacher left the game after the game's fifth play. His left calf was immediately wrapped in ice on the sideline and, although the ice pack was later removed, he did not return to the game.
"It shouldn't be anything major," Bears coach Lovie Smith said.

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