Bears RB Matt Forte returning Sunday?

Mark J. Miller

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte missed last Sunday's 13-10 loss to Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos due to a sprained MCL in his right knee. Even though he didn't practice Wednesday, Bears coach Lovie Smith would not rule him out to play in this weekend's game against the Seattle Seahawks, according to the Chicago Tribune.

"When you are coming off an injury like that, I think it's safe to say we would like to see him on the practice field first, but he is making a lot of progress," Smith said, the Tribune reports. "I will say that." However, Smith also told reporters that Forte could be back Sunday.

To help himself in the healing process, the Tribune reports, "Forte received a platelet-rich plasma injection in the knee" and "has been using a hyperbaric chamber at the home of former Bears teammate Tommie Harris."

Forte has rushed for 997 yards and three touchdowns this season. He's also had 52 receptions for 490 yards and another touchdown.

 

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