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Forte, Maynard had postseason surgery

As the Bears continue to try to conduct major surgery on their coaching staff, a couple of the players recently underwent minor surgery on their lower bodies.

According to Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune, running back Matt Forte has had arthroscopic knee surgery and punter Brad Maynard has undergone arthroscopic hip surgery.

Forte’s “clean-up procedure” came after an end-of-season MRI that presumably revealed loose particles in the knee.  Maynard was listed as questionable with a groin injury before the Bears’ Week 16 game against the Vikings, but he still handled the leg-swinging chores.

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8 Responses to “Forte, Maynard had postseason surgery”
  1. drumbug71 says: Jan 21, 2010 7:22 AM

    Hopefully Forte can return to his 2008 form…with Cutler taking some pressure off the running game, Forte could be great in this league

  2. last starfighter says: Jan 21, 2010 8:48 AM

    Forte is no better than Kevin Smith of the Lions. He had big numbers in 08 under ideal circumstances, not because he is a special player. It didn’t help that the bears overworked him in 08 to the extent that it probably shaved a year or two off his career.

  3. ChicagoJo says: Jan 21, 2010 9:55 AM

    “last starfighter says:
    January 21, 2010 8:48 AM
    Forte is no better than Kevin Smith of the Lions. He had big numbers in 08 under ideal circumstances, not because he is a special player. It didn’t help that the bears overworked him in 08 to the extent that it probably shaved a year or two off his career.”
    Uhh what ideal circumstances would you be talking about? The offensive line in 08 was at least as bad as it was in 09 and a majority of the time defenders stacked 8 men in the box.
    Forte also is at the top of the league the last two years in receiving yards for a runningback, something Kevin Smith hasn’t even come close to. Furthermore, Forte rushed for 929 yards this season, considered a tremendous step down from his rookie year. Kevin Smith ran for 747 yards, a couple hundred less than last year as well.

  4. CYGNUS X-1 says: Jan 21, 2010 10:31 AM

    can they perform a procedure on smith so he realises offense is part of the game to?until he understands that he will never get anybody to be his o.c. getting rid of turner was a start but he has to let the next guy taylor it to what cutler does well.he did not win in denver because his defense sucked but at least he moved the offense and they could score. the bears d under lovie can’t stop anybody.

  5. joneser says: Jan 21, 2010 10:55 AM

    Forte is a bust! Im a die hard Bears fan and a season ticket holder so I’m not just talking shit. Forte had a great rookie season cause no one kew anything about him. As soon as teams watched tape on him they knew he was weak and could be stoped by just putting a hand on him. If the Bears dont improve their running game cutler is going to look just as bad next year

  6. Jabberwocky says: Jan 21, 2010 11:39 AM

    “If the Bears dont improve their running game cutler is going to look just as bad next year”
    Joneser- yeah, and you’re a Bears fan who doesn’t really know much about football. How about taking a gander at how their offensive line peformed in running plays before saying Forte is a bust? That’s a very ignorant thing to say without looking at the root of the problem…the O-line. Please check out Football Outsiders on the unit’s poor performance (albeit they were in the top half in pass-blocking).

  7. Babybear says: Jan 21, 2010 12:46 PM

    I agree.Da Bears 0-line looked like a high school team n despite that Forte still ran for over 900 yards.

  8. ChicagoJo says: Jan 21, 2010 12:51 PM

    Well said, propheteer, took the words right out of my mouth. I could even live with someone saying Forte was overhyped, because after the sophomore slump he’s gotta prove he can bounce back before reclaiming the credit. But his receiving numbers are still there, lending credence to your argument that the offensive line was most of the problem(something anyone with basic football IQ could see for themselves). I’d say play calling had a lot to do with it to, even my girlfriend could see a run up the middle coming out of Turner’s vanilla playbook.
    I’m always surprised by football outsider’s numbers. I tend to trust them pretty well, until you mention the top half pass blocking. how much of the credit do you think they got for Cutler’s mobility in the pocket? I will say that the line picked it up in pass protection considerably in December, specifically Williams and Omiyale. But that doesn’t make up for the dreadful performance they had in the middle of the season when it really counted. At least there’s a ray of hop that unit will improve next year, but I really wish they’d insert Beekman as a full time guard. make Frank “old time tackle will take any job you throw at me” Omiyale and Roberto “good for 1 false start a half” Garza compete for the other one.

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