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Brian Urlacher's injury not serious

Updated: August 24, 2010, 1:35 AM ET
By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher's left calf strain is not expected to sideline him for the start of the regular season.

"At the time he let me know it wasn't that serious," Bears coach Lovie Smith said after practice on Monday. "We need him, and he's had an outstanding camp. He's the face of the franchise, so we need him out there, and he will be."

Urlacher suffered the injury during the Oakland Raiders' opening series, a 10-play drive resulting ...

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