Matt Forte Injury Update: Forte Has Grade 2 MCL Sprain

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported today what most already suspected: Matt Forte has a sprained MCL. An MRI confirmed the injury, which Forte suffered early in Sunday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Though the Bears sorely need Forte with starting QB Jay Cutler sidelined with a broken finger, the good news for both the Bears and Forte is that he did not tear any ligaments and did no damage to his ACL.

Though it has yet to be confirmed exactly how long Forte will be out, he may end up missing the rest of the year depending on the pace of his recovery. The Chicago Sun-Times' Sean Jensen confirmed a report by ESPN's Trey Wingo that stated that Forte may miss anywhere from two to six weeks.

Be sure to stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago and Windy City Gridiron, SB Nation's Chicago Bears Blog, for the latest updates on Forte and the Bears.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.