Richard Marvin Butkus (born December 9, 1942) is an American former football player, sports . His season was cut short after nine games by a lingering right knee injury, which he had been playing through for years, but was further.
Chicago Bears great Dick Butkus knows about the pain current Bears' middle linebacker Brian Urlacher is going through. Butkus dealt with chronic knee injuries while playing for Chicago and those injuries forced the NFL Hall of Famer to retire after just nine seasons.
When I first saw the injured knee I told Butkus that the knee was almost gone, that he would be lucky of he did not lose the lower leg, that he.