Report: Hamstring injury could keep Urlacher out for the remainder of the regular season

According to Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune, Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher could miss the rest of the regular season with a hamstring injury.

Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher is expected to miss the next three games and possibly the rest of the regular season with a Grade 2 hamstring strain, according to two sources familiar with his injury status.

Urlacher hopes to be fully recovered for the playoffs, provided the Bears remain in good postseason standing. A return for the Dec. 30 regular-season finale against the Detroit Lions is a possibility.

This is a big blow to the Bears’ defense.  Urlacher has been playing well this season after overcoming a knee problem all offseason and throughout the preseason.