Bears All-Pro linebacker Brian Urlacher opened the new year with an MCL sprain, though his reaction was so terrifying teammates fell to their knees in prayer. From DeKalb's Daily Chronicle:

[W]hen Urlacher screamed in pain and crumpled to the turf in the fourth quarter of the Bears' 17-13 win against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, his teammates on the field knew that something was seriously wrong.

"I just took a knee and started praying," Bears safety Major Wright said.

The video looks more painful from a "men are not supposed to be able to do the splits" perspective at first glance, though you can see his left knee buckle from one angle. After all that, it turns out he might be back for the Pro Bowl. [Fox]