Print and Go Back ESPN.com: NFC North [Print without images]

Thursday, January 28, 2010
Black and Blue all over: Kreutz surgery

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Chicago center Olin Kreutz will have surgery on an ailing Achilles tendon but is expected to be ready to play once training camp begins in July, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.

Kreutz has been dealing with the injury for two years and sought the opinions of at least two specialists. The procedure is expected to require four to six months of rehabilitation. At this point, there’s no reason to believe the Bears plan anything other than to bring the veteran back for the 2010 season.

In the meantime, it’s possible the Bears will use Josh Beekman at center during spring drills.

Continuing around the NFC North: