I've gone on and on about how the Chicago Bears' defense is getting older by the minute and that the ship has sailed on riding that unit to a division championship, but the game last night against the Packers fed me a little crow: they were flying around and looked, stuffing runs and putting constant heat on Aaron Rodgers.
But now there's gotta be a slight sense of panic in Bears fan-land with the report that a dislocated wrist is ending Brian Urlacher's season. After Urlacher left the game, Green Bay was finally able to start running the ball, which might be a harbinger for the remainder of the season. Really, you can't underestimate the importance of a veteran middle linebacker, and the pre-snap reads and adjustments he makes.
Still though, I'm not doctor, but when I hear "dislocated wrist," my initial reaction is "playing cast."
UPDATE: Apparently the nature and severity of the injury raises concerns for permanent nerve damage. So that's that.