Worst-case scenario

Bears face a huge obstacle with season-ending injury to Urlacher

Originally Published: September 14, 2009
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

Danieal Manning was in that familiar pose known as NFL postgame, Sunday night -- half-dressed, hunched over and looking at his cleats as if willing them to fall off themselves.

"It's gonna to take a while," he said, half to a reporter, half to his shoes.

The pain was not his alone. And yes, it is going to take a while.

To assess this Bears team. To see whether the offense can get back on track. To determine whether the Bears can rebound from Sunday night's excruciating ...

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