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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
BBAO: So far, so good for Brian Urlacher

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

We're Black and Blue All Over:

Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher admits he still feels some residual pain as he returns from a dislocated wrist, but Urlacher told ESPNChicago.com that the injury is medically healed and he wants to "show everyone that I'm back."

As he entered his second full week of training camp, Urlacher added:
"I knew it would hold up because they told me it was healed. There's still pain. It still hurts sometimes. I'm thinking about putting it on [offensive linemen]. I'm like, 'Is this gonna hurt?' And it hasn't hurt yet. So it's been good. It hasn't hurt me on the field yet, which is really surprising. It makes me think about using my hands more, actually. This is the best I've used my hands since I've been with [Bears coach Lovie Smith] -- like getting off blocks and moving and getting to the football. They're big on that."

Even as national observers focus on the Bears' offensive transition under new coordinator Mike Martz, Urlacher's status is no less important. So far, so good.

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