Veteran linebacker Brian Urlacher of the Chicago Bears suffered a hamstring injury on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks and could be lost for the remainder of the season. Multiple media outlets are reporting that Urlacher will miss at least the next three Bears games and you have to wonder if perhaps Urlacher has now played his last game in a Chicago Bears uniform.
Urlacher reportedly suffered a Grade 2 hamstring injury and according to multiple reports, the injury could take up to six weeks to heal. A Grade 2 injury involves a tear to the hamstring.
The veteran defender told reporters that he heard the hamstring “pop” while chasing Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and then removed himself from the game.
Urlacher is recovering from a serious knee injury suffered in the 2011 season and while he is the second leading tackler for the Bears this season, he has clearly lost a step. The defensive team leader for the Bears is in the final year of his contract and will turn 35 prior to the start of the 2013 season.
For his career, Urlacher has recorded 1,353 tackles, 42 sacks, 12 forced fumbles, 16 fumble recoveries and 22 interceptions in a 13 year career.