BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Even two days after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery, Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher refused to deviate on Thursday from his previously stated goal of playing in the team's Sept. 9 season opener against the Indianapolis Colts.
"It just didn't feel like it was getting any better. So we decided as a team and as a training staff that it would be better to do that, and that's what we did," Urlacher said. "September 9th, that's all I care about. Our goal is September 9th."