An MRI confirmed Monday that Bears running back Matt Forte isn’t out for the season.
He will be out at least a few weeks, and it’s worth wondering where the Bears will stand in the playoff race when Forte is able to play again.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Forte has a grade 2 MCL sprain. There was no damage to his ACL. He could be out anywhere from 2-6 weeks according to ESPN’s Trey Wingo.
Forte has to be breathing a sigh of relief. We wouldn’t blame him one bit if he didn’t rush back to the lineup until he was fully healthy considering his contract is up at the end of the year.
We made the case a few weeks ago that the Bears weren’t guaranteed to win any given week after Jay Cutler’s injury and they could go 2-4 down the stretch.
Bears fans were apoplectic, citing examples like a home game against Kansas City as sure wins.
After Sunday’s 10-3 loss against the Chiefs and Forte’s injury, all bets are off with this team. It took an injury for Cutler’s true value to show up.