Matt Forte Injury Update: Bears Running Back Cleared To Participate In 2012 Pro Bowl

Matt Forte underwent a team-administered physical and his injured knee checked out okay, so the Chicago Bears running back has been cleared to play in the 2012 Pro Bowl. A few weeks ago, Forte said he would play in the game if he were medically cleared to do so, and brushed aside the worry that he risks further injury.

"I can get injured walking out the door, so the Pro Bowl, it's my first time making it, I want to be on the field," Forte said on Jan. 2. "So you can't worry about injuries all the time."

It's hard to blame Forte for wanting to participate in his first Pro Bowl opportunity, though there is sure to be some anxiety within the Bears organization on game day.

Read more: 2012 NFL Pro Bowl: Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher Ruled Out

The Pro Bowl takes place on Jan. 29.

For more on the Chicago Bears, head over to Windy City Gridiron. For more from around the NFL, visit SB Nation's NFL news hub. Stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago for more Chicago sports updates and breaking news.

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