After mulling his options, Bears rookie offensive tackle Gabe Carimi has elected to undergo another knee surgery to stabilize his right knee, according to league sources.
The surgery is expected to take place later this month.
The first round pick has had a difficult debut season. After showing promise in his first six NFL quarters, Carimi dislocated his kneecap against the New Orleans Saints. He tested himself during the team's bye, but he suffered a setback and underwent a scope.
Carimi obviously hoped not to need another surgery -- given his long history of knee injuries at Wisconsin -- but will have surgery soon and he's projected to need four months of rehabilitation before he can resume normal physical activities.
The first-round pick told the Sun-Times a few weeks ago that his knee issues were a "one year deal."
"I just hope it happens once in my career," Carimi said of being placed on injured reserve in November. "It's something I just got to get through."