Kreutz Has Surgery, Should Recover Quickly

Bears Pro Bowl Center had bone spur shaved down this week

By Peggy Kusinski
|  Thursday, Jan 28, 2010  |  Updated 4:45 PM CDT
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Chicago Bears center Olin Kreutz had surgery Tuesday, but he's not expected to miss much in terms of off-season training.

Dr. David Porter performed the procedure in Indianapolis where a bone spur was shaved down from his heel to stop it from irritating the Achilles tendon.

The injury has been bothering Kreutz for some time, according to his agent Mark Bartelstein.

"Olin never wanted to complain and use it as an excuse" for what was a disastrous season for the offensive line, Bartelstein said.

The running game produced less than 1,500 yards rushing combined and gave up 35 sacks.

Dr. Porter said the injury definitely inhibited Kreutz' explosiveness and ability to push off.

After a 2-3 month rehabilitation Kreutz should be back to form, Bartelstein explained.

"I have no doubt he'll be back at a Pro Bowl level," he said.

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