Urlacher updates: Recent knee scope was not the first this offseason; Splitsville with McCarthy

ANAHEIM CA - JULY 13: MLB athletes joined actresses Jenny McCarthy (L) and AnnaLynne McCord where they painted a mural at the El Salvador Community Center to kick off a special Pepsi Refresh Project initiative with the MLB on July 13 2010 in Anaheim California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Pepsi MLB Refresh Project)

One thing Bears fans have come to accept about injury updates is to not always expect the whole truth when the team makes information public. Not that the team ever misleads anyone, necessarily, but information is generally kept close to the vest when it comes to knowing what is really going on.

John 'Moon' Mullin at CSN-Chicago learned this evening that the arthroscopic knee scope middle linebacker Brian Urlacher recently had was not his first this offseason.

Urlacher had a procedure done shortly after the end of the 2011 regular season, with the injury occurring late in the Jan. 1 loss at Minnesota, sources said. It was similar to the non-invasive procedure that was done this Tuesday.

Of course, the procedures are not considered invasive, and new GM Phil Emery stated it is just to relieve pressure and swelling, but it can raise some red flags for a restless fanbase who has been desperate to see a fully-functional roster for a few years now.

Hopefully, with the scopes and months of rest, Urlacher can rehab enough to come back for 2012 as strong as he's ever been. Even if he's not 100%, which most NFL players never are, he's still one of the best at his position.

In other Urlacher news, his mostly-private relationship with blonde bombshell Jenny McCarthy has come to an end. She states that they will remain friends, and that she will continue to be his biggest fan.

We'll keep you updated with more Urlacher news as it's available... In the meantime, feel free to talk about any potential replacement on the field, if needed. Or, if you're into that type of thing, any potential replacements off the field.

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