Man, you gotta love Brian Urlacher's love for the game. The Chicago Bears' All-Star linebacker said that he took painkilling injections to stay on the football field and avoid injuries. He even had a concussion, and took this injection, to stay on the gridiron.

"It's normal," Urlacher told "Real Sports." "You drop your pants, you get the alcohol, they give you a shot, put the Band-Aid on and you go out and play."

As reported by the source, taking these injections can lead to kidney failure and gastrointestinal bleeding. Does Urlacher know? Yes. And he's willing to risk himself.  

"First of all, we love football," Urlacher said. "We want to be on the field as much as we can be. If we can be out there, it may be stupid, it may be dumb, call me dumb and stupid then, because I want to be on the football field."

He even lies about concussions.

"If I have a concussion these days, I'm going to say something happened to my toe or knee just to get my bearings for a few plays," he said. "I'm not going to sit in there and say I got a concussion. [Then] I can't go in there the rest of the game."

I wonder what Roger Goodell has to say about this.

As for me, I love it. But I do worry about the risks. But then again, you gotta admire this man's passion for the game.
Written by Josh Dhani, Founder (Archive/RSS)

Josh has been writing since 2009 and founded FootBasket in April 2009. He also writes at Hardcourt Mayhem and contributes to TrueHoop’s Eight Points Nine Seconds. Check him out on JoshDhani.com and follow him on Twitter @JoshDhani


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