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“That’s what we’re looking for,” Carimi said Saturday night at a charity event for the Jewish National Fund. “We’re making good progress. Getting me out there as soon as possible is a major thing.”
Carimi, the Bears' first-round pick in 2011, injured his right knee in the second game of the season. He tried to rehab the knee without surgery. But after a setback, he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee in early November and went on injured reserve list. He had a second surgery in late December to repair connective tissue around his patella and medial collateral ligament.
Carimi said he’s rehabbing five days a week at Halas Hall along with Johnny Knox and Patrick Mannelly. But the former civil engineering major wouldn’t put a firm number, percentage-wise, on his condition.