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Urlacher Says He Will Play in Season Opener
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) -- Injured Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher expects to be ready for the regular-season opener against the Indianapolis Colts.

Urlacher has left knee pain and has not practiced since July 31. He had not talked about his injury situation until Sunday.

Urlacher sprained his medial collateral ligament and partially sprained the posterior cruciate ligament in the Bears' regular-season finale against Minnesota. There was no need for surgery, and he rehabbed the injury throughout the team's offseason workouts before returning to practice at the start of training camp.

He did not set a timetable for a return to practice, and said he did not seek an outside opinion on the knee.
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