Blog Entry

Matt Forte ruled out with knee injury

Posted on: December 4, 2011 2:08 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Things haven't been going the Bears way for a few weeks and the downturns continued on Sunday as running back Matt Forte was ruled out for the remainder of Chicago's game in Kansas City with a knee injury during the first quarter.

Forte got his spikes caught in the grass and took a clean shot from Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson, then remained on the ground for several minutes before walking off, slowly, on his own power.

As our Bears Rapid Reporter Gene Chamberlain notes, a serious injury to Forte isn't just bad for the Bears, it's bad for Forte "personally," since he's been seeking a big-money deal from the Bears all season long.

Chicago's still capable of beating the Chiefs on Sunday -- after all, Kyle Orton's already entered and left the game with a finger injury! -- but losing Forte would put a serious damper on the realistic playoff possibilities for Chicago.

A combination of Caleb Hanie handing off to Chester Taylor and/or throwing to Johnny Knox and Roy Williams is likely too much for even the Bears defense and Devin Hester to overcome for multiple weeks.

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Comments

Since: Oct 3, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:57 pm
 

Matt Forte ruled out with knee injury

MARION BARBER AND ROY WILLIAMS ARE WHAT THE BEARS NEED THEY JUST GOTTA LET THEM LOOSE LOLLOL



Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 3:33 pm
 

Matt Forte ruled out with knee injury

dude not trying to be a jerk but you really need to keep more up to date on team news and anyway taylor wasnt that great 



Since: May 28, 2007
Posted on: December 4, 2011 2:48 pm
 

Matt Forte ruled out with knee injury

wow chester taylor?really?at least we have willie gault and gayle sayers to play for us.we'll be ok.



Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2011 2:47 pm
 

Matt Forte ruled out with knee injury

Go Chester Taylor! A surprise addition to the roster. DOH !



Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 2:43 pm
 

Matt Forte ruled out with knee injury

Wow this Will guy that wrote this is an idiot. For one it is Marion Barber now who is better than Chester Taylor. Two it will definately hurt them in a huge way but your already saying they will be out of the playoffs. The schedule is easy other than Green Bay but gotta beat the remaining loosing teams to make it.



Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 2:26 pm
 

Matt Forte ruled out with knee injury

Hey Will, Chester Taylor doesn't play for the Bears anymore.


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